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Obituary - Edward J. (Inchie) Ruane

Edward J. (Inchie) Ruane

Date of Passing: August 30th, 2009

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the James Reilly Scholarship Fund, the St. Bernard's Church Building Fund or the Waterville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Edward J. (Inchie) Ruane, 85, of Stockwell, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009 at the Harding Nursing Home. He was born June 7, 1924, in Sangerfield, the son of the late John and Kate Hayes Ruane and was a graduate of Waterville Central School. He was a US Navy veteran of WW II. On November 16, 1946, at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville, he married Emma Jane (Dottie) Bartlett. For over 40 years, Inchie was employed as a dispatcher for the Cherry Valley Oil Co./Mohawk Valley Oil Co., retiring in 1986. He was a 50 year plus member of the Clifford J. Fulmer American Legion Post #92 and was an honorary member of the Waterville Fire Department. Inchie is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Dottie; three children and their spouses, John (Jack) and Darcey Ruane of Waterville, Colleen and Nick Palmer of Glendale, AZ and Mark and Sue Ruane of Waterville; a sister, Mary Woodhouse of Waterville; nine grandchildren, Bridget, Mary Kate, Shannon, Mandy, Kara, Courtney, Christopher, Nicole and Emily; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Reilly; and three brothers, Owen, Robert and Leo Ruane. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 am at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville. Interment with legion honors will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday evening from 5-8 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. Members of the American Legion Post #92 will meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 7 pm.



Dear Dottie and Family. We just received our Sept. 9th TIMES and were saddened to learn of Inchie's recent passing. We extend to you and your family our most sincere condolences and wish you well. Joel and Laura Allen of Hudson, NY.
Joel and Laura Allen

Mark & Emily, I JUST read in the Waterville Times, that your Grandfather died...Aunt Pat said he wasn't doing very well and that you had been out to see him as often as you could...I would also read in the same paper that you had....we are soooo very sorry for your loss...losing a Grandparent is VERY hard...we know you will miss him dearly, but may you have MANY good memories to help console you as time goes on... IF you need anything please let us know. With Love and Sympathy, Keith & Jeanne
Keith & Jeanne White

I never met "Inchie" but I came to like him through Dottie Ruane's notes in the Waterville Times. And was sad to see his obituary announcement in 'At Home in the Huddle'. My condolences to Mr Ruane's family. I am certain that he will be missed greatly.
Ann Patterson

Mrs. Ruane, Jack, Darcy and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always. We pray for healing and that your thoughts are flooded with wonderful memories.
Rob and Victoria

Dot- Shirlee and I extend our sincere sympathy. The Langones have many happy memories of the Ruane family. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Lou and Shirlee Langone

Jack and Family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great sadness. The loss of a family member is never easy. Please find comfort in all of your fondest memories and keep them in your heart.
Laurie Peloso

Dottie, My sympathy to your and your family.I know he will be greatly missed by many.
Dolores (McManus) Wines

Dear Dottie, Jack, Darcy and family, My prayers are with you all during this time. Here's a poem that I find of comfort and hope you do. In My Pocket I have memories in my pocket. They rattle among the change. My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go. They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole. They give me comfort when I think I'm alone. Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there. But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious. God Bless. June The
June Moore

My condolences to the family. Inchie was a great friend and helper to all of the Girl Scouts who passed through his door. He will always be in my heart as one who made me smile, even though I was cold or wet from camping out in the back yard.
Andrea Moore Love