Nicholas Ruczhak – my paternal grandfather’s brother – and his wife Anna are buried at the S. Nicholas Russian Cemetery in
. Chester County
Their stone reads:
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