29 December 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Nicholas & Anna Ruczhak


Nicholas Ruczhak – my paternal grandfather’s brother – and his wife Anna are buried at the S. Nicholas Russian Cemetery in Valley Township, Chester County.



Their stone reads:

Ruczhak

Nicholas          Mar. 9, 1921    Mar. 4, 2008

Anna               Oct. 22, 1922  May 26, 2014



I was fortunate enough to know Uncle Nick and Aunt Ann. Uncle Nick was born 9 March 1921 in Coatesville to Panko & Bessie Matys Hruszczak. He fought in World War II, serving as a Corporal in the Army. He served in the South Pacific in the Philippine Liberation with one Bronze Star, according to his obituary.



After the War, he came home and married Aunt Ann – then Anna Petro – in 1948. They had three children, all girls.







Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.