29 April 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Mary Ruzchak

While going through my cousin’s papers, I came across the funeral card of his mother, Mary Ruzchak. Born Mary Chernecky, she is – to me - the wife of my uncle.

My aunt’s funeral card is quite simple. The front is an image of Christ. The back reads:
            Prayer for the deceased
            Mary Ruzchak
            Birth March 17, 1917 
Death March 15, 1997

O God of spirits and of all flesh, You trampled death, and broke the power of Satan, and granted life to Your world. Now grant rest, O Lord to the soul of Your servant in a place of light, joy and peace, where there is no pain, sorrow nor mourning. As a kind and gracious God, forgive every sin committed by them in word, deed or thought, since there is no person who exists and does not sin. You alone are without sin, Your justice is everlasting justice, and Your word is truth. For You are the resurrection, the life and the repose of Your departed servant, O Christ our God, and we glorify You together with Your eternal Father and Your all-Holy, gracious and life-giving Spirit. Amen.

The funeral home used was the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home in Coatesville. She is buried at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Cemetery in Valley Township, Chester County.

Funeral Card Friday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016

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