Leon Z. ‘Ruttie’ Rutt, 84, owned Rutt’s Furniture and four mobile home communities, avid pilot

By on November 18, 2015

Leon Z. Rutt, 84, passed away surrounded by family and friends at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.

He was the son of the late Horace and Grace Zinn Rutt of Hinkletown; and the loving husband of Alberta Martin “Bert” Rutt, whom he married 30 years ago on Christmas1985.

Leon owned and operated Rutt’s Furniture in Hinkletown for 26 years. Later on, he owned four mobile home communities in the Ephrata area. He was a 1949 graduate of Ephrata High School. Leon was a member of the Rattlesnake Hunting Club, Clinton County. He was also a member of the Bent Creek Country Club, Lititz. Leon was an avid hunter. He also loved traveling all over the United States, Europe, and Canada. He enjoyed flying airplanes; that was his greatest hobby. He was also a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. Most of all he loved being a grandfather to his grandchildren. He shared many happy moments and fond memories with them.

In addition to his wife: Alberta; he is survived by his sons: Charles and Carleton; daughters: Charlene and Cathy; and stepchildren: Theresa J., wife of Fred Musser; Kelly J. Stauffer; Angie M., wife of Paul Beiler; and Michele J., wife of Brian Trdina. His beloved grandchildren include: Max, Ali, and Emily Trdina; Marisa and Julia Beiler; John, Becky, Joe, and Lucy Rutt; Michael Musser and Amanda Janaszek.

He was preceded in death by his sister: Kathryn Witters.

Services were held Nov. 17 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Interment took place at Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery.

Contributions may sent to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 1425, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To share a memory, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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