Harold James Ruby

October 23, 2012

By Contributor

Harold Ruby

Harold James Ruby, of Issaquah, passed away Oct. 15, 2012, at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was 75.

Harold was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Minnesota to Ralph and Margaret Ruby. He was raised in Renton, and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1955.

On Aug. 13, 1965 Harold married Susan Vidonis in Bellevue. They settled in Issaquah, where they raised a family. Harold was self-employed most of his life. He served the Issaquah community for many years through his businesses — Ruby’s Arco, Ruby’s Towing and Eastside Truck Rental and U-Haul.

In his leisure time, Harold enjoyed steelhead fishing, bird hunting and raising game birds. He was a member of Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge No. 1843 and has served as Grand Exalted Ruler.

His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who possessed a big and generous heart. Harold was always willing to help anyone who needed it, often giving of time, treasure and talents. He is deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife Susan; children Carri and Stacie and her husband Nick and their children Jordan and Parker; three children from a previous marriage, Corey, Sabrina and Desiree; sisters Maryann, Loretta and Janet; and a host of extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to a charity of your choice or Regional Heart Center at The University of Washington Medical Center.

A celebration of Harold’s life will be held at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with words of reflection starting at noon.

Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444

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2 Responses to “Harold James Ruby”

  1. elaine etzler on October 25th, 2012 9:51 am

    Susie, Sorry for your lose.

  2. Donna Arndt on October 27th, 2012 3:26 pm

    Susie and family:

    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Harold was such a part of
    Issaquah Business History. He will be missed.


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