Raymond G. Rulison Sr., 80, of Jockeyville Road, Gloversville, died at home on Saturday evening, May 17, 2014, with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Johnstown on April 6, 1934, a son of Floyd and Ethel Ellsworth Rulison and was educated in local schools. Ray entered the U.S. Army in 1953 and proudly served during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he served with the National Guard in Pittsburgh, returning to Johnstown in 1957. Ray later moved to Bradenton, Florida for fifteen years and returned to Gloversville in 2007.
Mr. Rulison was employed as a leather worker for several local mills, including his family's, the Rulison Leather Mill in Johnstown and retired in the late 1980s.
Raymond G. Rulison Sr.
Ray was a member of the American Legion, a former member of the Moose Club, and a member of the Eagle's Club in Florida.
He enjoyed bowling and was a member of several area leagues.
Ray also loved traveling, fishing, and hiking. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Clark Ellsworth, Warren, Floyd, and Maurice Rulison.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey B. Undercoffer, whom he married on December 12, 1953; two sons, Raymond (Vikki) Rulison Jr. of Gloversville and Steven Rulison (Patricia) of Johnstown; two daughters, Cindy (Duke) Pechtel of Broadalbin and Tammy (Don) DeAmour of Scotia; two brothers, Melvin (Karen) Rulison and Robert ( Hazel) Rulison, all of Gloversville; three sisters, Betty (Michael) Dalleo and Phyllis (Herman) Mills, all of Gloversville and Arlene Skaine of Broadalbin; nine grandchildren, Jaime (Dan) Costello, Bryon Pechtel (Tina), Amy Pechtel, Kyle Pechtel (Alexis), Jeanette DeAmour (Blake), Samantha (Kyle) Hempstead, Garrett DeAmour, Brittany (Conrad) Shutts and Sarah Deyoe (Chad); four great-grandchildren, Josilyn Pechtel, Cassidy Paz, and Olen and Elliot Costello; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown with Deacon Marion Pellegrino, officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday. Final interment will be held on Friday at 2:30 p,m, at the Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or to the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home.