In Remembrance of Paul J. Ruby, Jr.

Paul J. Ruby, Jr.

Paul J. Ruby, Jr.

Scranton, PA June 25, 1924 ~ February 25, 2012 Date of Service: February 28, 2012
Paul J. Ruby Jr. of Scranton died Saturday at home. His wife is the former Pauline Dunda.

Born in Jessup, son of the late Paul J. Sr. and Adeline Cirello Ruby, he was a graduate of Jessup High School and the American Academy of Funeral Service, New York City. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the European-African-Middle Eastern theater of operations, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Before retirement, he had operated the Paul J. Ruby Jr. Funeral Home in Throop for more than 30 years. He had also served in management positions in several area Ford dealerships. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Dunmore.

Also surviving are a daughter, Paulette Strickland and husband, Harry, Delray Beach, Fla.; a son, Paul J. Ruby III and wife, Linda, Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren, Thomas Regenski and wife, Kathi; and Paul Regenski and wife, Melissa, all of Greentown; Joseph Regenski and fiancée, Randi Sloboda, Hawley; Jennifer Festa and husband, Michael, Covington Twp.; and Jason Ruby, Ocala; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor and Evan Regenski, and Mic Festa; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Caleb J. Regenski, on Feb. 25, 2007; two brothers, James and John; an infant brother, Robert; and a sister, Dorothy Rodgers.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Office of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will be in St. John's Cemetery, Jessup.

Friends may call Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. Parastas service will be at 7:30. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorial contributions may be made to the Caleb J. Regenski Memorial Foundation, 1114 Dewberry Drive, Hawley, PA 18428.

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