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John C. Ruger

1942 - 2024


John C Ruger, 81, of Wappingers Falls, New York, passed away on February 22, 2024. He was born on July 11, 1942 to Casper J. Ruger and Lillian C. Ruger (both predeceased). He was a lifelong resident of Wappingers Falls and retired from IBM Poughkeepsie. John was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He was also an avid classic car enthusiast who enjoyed restoring Fords and attending classic car shows. John had a love for animals and rescued many over the years. John is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Sandy and Suzanne Ruger and her husband Anthony Giacomelli, two Grandsons Brett and Brian Castro, and sister Fay Leone and her husband Pete, as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery on Wednesday, February 28th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s honor to: Dutchess County SPCA at


Wednesday, February 28

1:00 PM

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY


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