George A. Ruckenbrod, 69, husband of Josee C. (Poliquin) Ruckenbrod, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Pottstown Hospital in Pennsylvania.
Born in Haverhill, MA, he was the son of the late George F. Ruckenbrod and Janice (Hanscom) Ruckenbrod. George was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy having served on active duty during the Vietnam era. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he began to hone his preferred craft as a welder eventually earning the prestigious title of “Master Welder”. George was well known for his unyielding work ethic often times outworking those many years younger than him in any roll he took on. One of his hobbies was working with and refinishing old and antique furniture. Something he yearned to get back to in his retirement years. Some of his passions included cooking, reading, learning and watching “free movies” on TV.
Nothing defined George more clearly than his family. In his youth he developed close relationships with his siblings that carried with them throughout their lives always in contact and always sharing. His commitment to family only grew stronger when he met Josee and they started their own family bringing Magie into the world. The family continued to grow adding nieces, nephews and eventually grandchildren yet he never wavered in his devotion always putting the needs of his family before his own. George was many things in his life but none more important to him than husband, father, “Scrappy”, brother, uncle, and friend. If you knew him in any of these capacities, then you knew that you were loved, respected and supported without question.
Surviving along with his wife Josee of 46 years, are her daughter Magie (Ruckenbrod) Thivierge, wife of James; sisters Sally Boucher, wife of Raymond, and Sandy Couriveau, wife of Marc; grandchildren James Thivierge Jr and Nicolas Thivierge. and numerous extended family. He was predeceased by his brother John Ruckenbrod.
A memorial service will be held on July 22, 2022 at 11:00AM at New Hampshire State Veteran’s Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen NH. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charity (www.dav.org).