05 January 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Joseph & Anna Ruczhak


My grandfather – Joseph Ruczhak – would have been 98 years old today, 5 January.

He and Baba (my grandmother / his wife Anna) are buried at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Cemetery in Valley Township, Chester County.

Their stone reads:
Ruczhak
Joseph             1918-1997
Anna               1917-2000

Gigi, as we called him, was one of 10 children! He was the second son of Panko Hruszczak and Bessie Matys. Of the 10, one sibling is still with us.

He was born, raised, raised a family, and died in Coatesville.

Vichnaya Pamyat!


Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.