- 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.