John A. Ruckstuhl, Sr., 79, of Pompton Plains, died Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Born in Hackensack, he was raised in Rutherford, and in 1957 graduated from Rutherford High School. John enlisted in the Marines, and served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged in 1964.
Returning to NJ, John pursued a degree in Accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University. During that time, he began dating his high school classmate Ginny Matthies. The couple married in 1963, briefly living in Little Falls before settling in Pompton Plains to raise their family.
John's career began as a public accountant, but John fell more into place working in banking. He retired in 2002 after a long and successful career.
John's central passion was hunting, and he enjoyed spending time with his fellow members of the Woodstock Gun Club in Jefferson. He was also a member of the Pequannock Police Pistol Team.
He is lovingly survived by his children, John A. Ruckstuhl, Jr. and his wife Grace, and Jennifer Bariso and her husband Todd; his sister, Doris Reuter and her husband Alan; his grandchildren, Amanda Bariso, Benjamin Bariso, John Ruckstuhl III and Jake Ruckstuhl; and his nieces and nephew, Nancy Przybylko, Donna Schaefer, and Gary Reuter. He was predeceased by his wife, Ginny Ruckstuhl, in 2011.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 2-6 pm at the Funeral Home. A funeral service will be celebrated during the visitation. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Wounded Warrior Project would be greatly appreciated by John's family.