Obituary: James Arthur Ruby

Philadelphia born and Haddonfield raised, Ruby served with Gen. Patton during World War II.

Art Ruby, a resident of Collingswood, passed away peacefully at age 102 on April 30. 

Art was the devoted husband of the late Beverly Elizabeth (nee Johnson) and the late Evelyn Mills (nee Kuenzel), beloved father of Barbara Oliver, dear step-father of Charles P. Mills (Kitty), Stuart D. Mills (Joan), and the late Nancy M. Thompson (Robert), beloved grandfather of Charles E. Oliver III (Jackie) and Christopher E. Oliver (Jessica), loving step-grandfather of seven, devoted great-grandfather of Riley and Jordan Oliver, and caring step-great grandfather of 11. 

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Haddonfield, Art graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1936. A World War II veteran, he served in the Third Army under General Patton in the service division (1941-1946). He also served in the Reserves reaching the rank of Captain. After the war, Art enjoyed a 46 year career with J. B. Van Sciver Furniture in Camden, working in the factory, sales, and management. 

Art’s family will greet friends on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, where his Memorial Service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Art may be made to the Church at the above address, where Art was a longtime member.