Mitchell H. Ruback

March 9, 1938 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 81)


Mitchell H. Ruback  “beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and companion”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.----Mitchell H. Ruback, 81, of Shinglehouse, former of Bucks County, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Born on Wednesday, March 9, 1938 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Benjamin and Sarah Levin Ruback. On June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, he married Carolyn Schonwetter, who passed away on February 23, 2008.

Mitchell, along with his family, owned and operated The Doughmen Soft Pretzel Bakery in Montgomeryville.

Mitchell was an active member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse. He loved being with his family, friends, and loving companion, Gladys Ramsey.

Surviving are two sons, Scott D. Ruback of Wyalusing and Andrew L. (Diane) Ruback of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, Leslie Rhoads, Joseph Ruback, and twins, Ben and Adam Ruback; two great-grandsons, Sean Rhoads and Justin Rhoads; a sister, Elaine (Alan) Klawans of Willow Grove;

and nieces and nephews.

Mitchell was predeceased by his parents and his wife.

Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Mitchell’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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Graveside Service
January 27, 2020

2:00 PM
Maple Grove Cemetery
Oswayo Street
Shinglehouse, PA 16748

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