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Perry Ruland

Born: Sat., Nov. 25, 1944
Died: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 21, 2020
Location: Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Nov. 21, 2020
Location: Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes

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Perry L. Ruland, Jr., 75 of 19 Walker Street, Houtzdale, PA, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Born on November 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Perry L. Ruland, Sr. and June Pierson Ruland. He graduated from Warren Area High School and went on to attend Hiram G. Andrews Vocational School in Johnstown, PA. Perry served in the US Army Reserves during the Vietnam War Era. He was employed as a truckdriver for Inter Electric for many years and also was a mechanic. He was a member of the Houtzdale American Legion. He loved and looked like Santa. He loved woodworking, crochet, and animals (especially cats). He is survived by his companion, Shirley Johnson of Houtzdale; 1 daughter, Jane (Jeff) Rosenthal of Erie; 2 granddaughters, Amber and Ashley Rosenthal of Erie; 1 sister, Judy Peacock of Coon Rapids, MN; 2 brothers, David Ruland of Sugar Grove and Bob Ruland of Russell; several nieces and nephews, including his nephew David Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Shirleyanne Ruland. Friends will be received on Saturday, November 21st from 1 – 3 pm at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 117 Main St., Sugar Grove, PA 16350 where a funeral service will follow. CDC guidelines will be enforced, six feet social distancing and face masks are required. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Russell, PA Online condolences may be made at mckinneyfuneral.com

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   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Dear Shirley,
You certainly had a sweet man. It was so nice to see you two years ago. I know you will miss Perry greatly. Shirley, when we were in college, they told us wrong. God made this place even though he knew that people were going to walk away from Him by following the devil in being their own gods. I sure am glad I am now a Christian and not my own fake god. If there was a Big Bang, what was there to bang, set off by what? That is foolishness. Our time on this earth is limited. However, God is not limited. He sent Jesus to pay for our sins against Him, so we can LIVE forever with HIM in Heaven, which is a place that is actually the real life, more real than this fake one that the devil had tried to grab. Have faith in Jesus and read that Bible. A good Bible is the NIV Study Bible. You were always making that Dean's List, so I know you can study that Bible big time. Do it Roomy!!! And meet Perry later!! (Read some CS Lewis books too!) Jesus has conquered death!!!

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