In Memoriam


James Joseph Ruby

James Joseph Ruby, 82, of Manchester, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. James was born in Jersey City and lived there until moving to Sparta in 1978. He was a World War II Navy veteran. After the war, he worked as a policeman for the Port Authority leaving after 23 years in 1977. In 1978, he moved to Sparta and joined the Sussex County Correctional Facility in Newton, retiring in 1996.

James is predeceased by his beloved son, Richard. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria (nee Branna) Ruby; devoted children, Gail Lupo and her husband Chuck, Patricia Gordon and her husband Charlie, Barbara Murray and her husband David, Gloria McDevitt and her husband John, and John Ruby and his wife Laura. James is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Maria Ruby; grandchildren, Colette, Kristyn, Meredith, Dana, Jessica, Connor, Gabrial, Micayla, Isabella, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Cayley, Cira, Lucy, and Audrey; and his brother, Edward J. O'Connell.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sparta. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery.

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 8, 2010

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