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Gerald D. Rutledge

  • On July 22, 2019
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Gerald D. Rutledge, age 86 of Upper St. Clair passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Born on October 4, 1932 in Snoqualmie, Washington he was the son of the late Mae A. and Lee Roy Rutledge. Beloved husband to the late Sylvia S. Rutledge for 60 years: Loving Father to Gerald L. (Jacqueline) Rutledge and Alexandra “Lee” (Michael Falcione) Rutledge-Falcione; Cherished grandfather to Gerald J., Lindsey M., and Evan N. Rutledge; Dear brother of Frederic B. (Mary “Donalee”) Rutledge, the late Patricia J., Peggy L., Robert H., Esther M., Irene M. and Walter L.; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jerry grew up being an outdoorsman, hunting, fishing and gardening.  He enjoyed collecting coins and always wanted to return home to Washington to pan for gold.  In his early years he worked as a woodsman to earn money to put himself through college, later he became a firefighter to put out forest fires.  Following college he worked as a chemical engineer and held several patents in the energy field.

Family and friends are welcome Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 2-6 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9:00 am at the funeral home. Internment will take place at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 10:30 am with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gerald’s name to a charity of your choice.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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9 Comments

Susan McDonald
  • Jul 22 2019
I'll miss you very much.
Sandy
  • Jul 22 2019
Jackie, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Hope you are doing ok. Sandy Gregg
Kris and Harry Carlino
  • Jul 22 2019
Lee and the rest of the Rutledge family, We are very sorry for your loss. Jerry was a kind hearted man full of accomplishments. We will keep him and all of you in our prayers. May he be at peace now.
Al & Elaine Falcione
  • Jul 22 2019
Our deepest sympathy is extended to you Lee, Mike, Jerry, Jackie & Family. Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May he now rest in the eternal peace with God. He was a very kind gentleman with a lot of knowledge & ambition. He will surely be missed by all. Love, Thoughts & Prayers, Al & Elaine
Amy Goodman
  • Jul 23 2019
I very sorry for your loss and will be praying for all of you.
Amy Goodman
  • Jul 23 2019
I will be praying for all of you and very sorry for your loss.
Anne, Joel & Jamie Davis
  • Jul 23 2019
Gerri and Jackie, Our prayers for comfort and peace during this time of loss. May the Lord continue to bring you His peace and love.
Oster
  • Jul 24 2019
Dear Jerry and Lee, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both and your families at this time. Love, Beth Oster
Jerri Bidzila
  • Jul 24 2019
Jackie, Sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. Prayers for you and your husband. You are in my thoughts. God Bless. Jerri Bidzila
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