James R. “Jim” Ruhl, 64, of Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Richard H. and Esther (Shenk) Ruhl. Jim was the husband of Juanita (Witman) Ruhl with whom he would have celebrated 45 years of marriage this coming May 11th.
Jim graduated from Donegal High School class of 1972. He retired from Roadway Express as a mechanic after 30 years of service. In his younger years, Jim received the Eagle Scout rank. He continued in the Boy Scouts as a Scout Leader. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed doing yard work.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Jaunita are two daughters, Jennifer and Janel Ruhl both of Elizabethtown; a grandson, Andre Bessick; and two brothers, Jeffrey Ruhl, husband of Shirl of Maytown and Jerald Ruhl, husband of Julie of Mount Joy.
A funeral service honoring Jim’s life will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home before the service from 930 AM to 11 AM. Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 0053, 1891 Donegal Springs Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552.