William Ruckdeschel Obituary

William C. Ruckdeschel
William C. Ruckdeschel

June 16, 1940 - February 8, 2013
Born in Buffalo, NY
Resided in Amherst, NY
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February 8, 2013, age 72, beloved son of the late Carrie (nee Lupo) and Charles Ruckdeschel; brother of the late Jane Ruckdeschel; uncle of Steven (Patricia) Ruckdeschel of Oregon, John Durick of Pennsylvania, and Joseph (Doris) Durick of Virginia; former husband of Patricia (Matuszak) Ruckdeschel; survived by his brother-in-law James (Kathy) Matuszak and their children; cousin of Linda Van Buskirk, Ann Brown, Tina Acker, Neil Hodgson, Mark Hodgson, Dawn Sam, Ellen March and the late Geraldine Lupo; also survived by grand-nieces and nephews. All my friends at the B.A.C. and the Birmingham's of Lewiston. Thank you for your support, with special thanks to Dominic, Lisa and David; Dominic who was there last year to take William back and forth to the hospital, and Lisa who was with Bill at his bedside when he passed away. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, 2909 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11 AM. Friends invited. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Roswell Cancer Institute. William served in the U.S.M.C. and was a life member of Marine Corps League, Conrad Kania Detachment, USWA # 2603, IAM & AW #2115 and has courageously battled cancer for five years.