John J. “Cozmo” Ruchinski Sr., 64, of Hereford, husband of the late Joanne L. (Long) Ruchinski, passed away on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Morgitan) Ruchinski.
John attended Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church in Bally. He was a member of the Pottstown Moose Lodge #369, the Pikeville Rod & Gun Club and the Alburtis Rod & Gun Club. He liked hunting and enjoyed playing poker with his many friends.
He is survived by his sons John J. Ruchinski Jr, husband of Cindy, and James A. Ruchinski, husband of Joanne; daughter Mary A. Sell, wife of Christian; brother Stephen Kazimer, grandchildren Paul, Kyria, Tiffany, Karriann, Jacob, Matthew and Katrina; and lifelong friend Naomi Lawhorn. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by 2 granddaughters, brothers William Jr., and Frank and sister Maryann.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in John’s name to Sovereign Bank FBO John J Ruchinski Sr. ,742 East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512