Clarence L. Ruch
, 91, of Wadsworth, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. He was born March 12, 1925, in Montville, Twp. to the late Ira and Mary Ruch.
Clarence was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ where he sang in the choir and was an usher for many years.
Clarence proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post #1089, where he was the Past Commander, a member of Wadsworth American Legion Post #170, and a devoted member of the Wadsworth Honor Guard where he served as Chaplain. For many years, he organized both the Wadsworth Memorial Day Parade and the Wadsworth Veterans Day Parade. He also volunteered at Wade Park Veterans Hospital.
Clarence was preceded in death by his wife Vivian, two sisters Nellie and Viola, and two brothers Glen and Amos.
Clarence is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Charles and Barbara Ruch of Wadsworth; two grandchildren Amy (Steve) and Brian (Erika); and three great grandchildren: Harper, Laney and Hudson. There are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also surviving.
The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday, Dec. 7. Clarence will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wadsworth Salvations Army, P.O. Box 300, Wadsworth, OH 44282.