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John L. Ruhl

September 7, 1924 ~ June 28, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

John L. Ruhl, age 97 of West Mifflin and formerly of the Wilson section of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville.  Born September 7, 1924 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Edwin C. and Martha C. (Frietsch) Ruhl.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, John worked for 38 years at US Steel, Clairton Works in the batteries, the hearth department, in plant protection, and finally going to plant safety.  He was also a member of a barber shop quartet in McKeesport, the Holy Spirit Parish choir, and a former member of the US Steelworkers Union and Plant Protection Local.  Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, the late Helen P. (Dolansky) Ruhl, who passed away February 14, 2020, and his siblings Gloria Allerton and Phillip and Paul Ruhl.  He is survived by his children Mary Martha (Joseph) Yakubsin of Moon Twp., Patricia L. (Bill) Thomas of Valencia, John Ruhl, Jr. of California, and James A. (Donna) Ruhl of Liberty Borough; his twelve grandchildren J.R. (Grace) Yakubsin, Mary Beth (Lance) Baniecki, Matthew (Mary) Yakubsin, John (Kristen) Yakubsin, Karen (Dave) Harden, Mark (Mandy) Yakubsin, Jennifer Goldman, Bill (Jennifer) Thomas, Patti (Randy) Gomola, Alexandra (Tyler) Ellwood, Nicki (Dylan Papson) Ruhl, and Julianna Ruhl; his fifteen great-grandchildren; his sister Martha Mathews of Clairton; and also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM until a 7:30 Blessing in the funeral home.  Interment will be private.  Memorial contributions in John's name should be made to Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Rd., West Mifflin, PA 15122.  

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 1, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home
555 Fifth Street
Clairton, PA 15025

Visitation
Friday
July 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home
555 Fifth Street
Clairton, PA 15025

Blessing
Friday
July 1, 2022

7:30 PM
A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home
555 Fifth Street
Clairton, PA 15025

Private Interment

A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home
555 Fifth Street
Clairton, PA 15025

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