The Life of Charles L Ruby

REV. CHARLES RUBY AUSTINTOWN - Services celebrating the life of Rev. Charles Ruby will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Grace Nazarene Church on Webb Road. Charles was born March 5, 1929, in Wood, Pa., the son of Jesse E. and Elizabeth Rabenstein Ruby. He was the associate pastor of the Grace Nazarene Church. He retired as a full-time pastor in 1995, after serving as pastor at Minerva, East Palestine, West Point and Central churches.
Charles was ordained in 1979, and was honored to receive the Distinguished Award Church of the Nazarene. He also retired from General Motors in 1993, after 27 years of service. Charles loved to hunt, fish and camp. He, along with his wife, Dorothy, were foster parents for many children for over 30 years. He was also a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy J. (Bair) Ruby, whom he married March 29, 1954; children Charles (Pam) Ruby of McDonald and Pastor Carol (Jim) Myers of Louisville. He is also survived by his brothers, Max of Austintown, and Lester, Vaughn and Norman, all of Pennsylvania. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Mandy (Jim), Shannon (Neal), Melissa, Crystal, Charles and David; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Blache Woodring; and three brothers, Bud, Dean and Don Ruby.
The Ruby family would like to thank Dr. Gregg Facemyer and staff and Dr. Stille and staff for the care and compassion given to them during Charles’ illness. The family has set up a memorial fund in Rev. Ruby’s name for less fortunate children to attend the District Children’s Camp. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, at the church, prior to services.

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