2102 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Anthony “Jake” Ruth January 23, 1949 - December 16, 2020

Anthony “Jake” Ruth of Cogan Station passed away December 16, 2020 at UPMC Medical Center.

Born January 23, 1949, he was the son of Chester J. Ruth, Jr. and Evelyn S. Ruth.

Jake graduated from Williamsport High School in 1967 and soon after enlisted in the USMC.  He served as a radio operator in the Vietnam War from 1967-1969.  He served his country proudly and went above and beyond his call of duty and was one of the toughest Marines ever to serve.  He received numerous medals including the Navy achievement medal with combat “V”.

Jake is survived by two sons, Anthony Jr. and Blake Ruth; his best friend Susan Dempsey; a brother, Chester Ruth, III; and two sisters, Beth Anne Wertman and Diane Ruth Day.

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear nicknames like “Jake”.  Soldier you’re finally home.  Semper Fi, Marine.

Services will be private.


  1. REPLY
    Linda Mundrick Kepner says

    Dear Beth Anne, & Family
    I am very sorry to read of the passing of your brother Jake, I have fond memories from our school days. Hoping you are doing well.
    Linda Mundrick Kepner

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    Dolli Fenstemaker Lambert says

    Believe it or not I am at a loss for words. Although I have not seen Jake in a while I have many wonderful memories of our friendship. My condolences to Sue and the whole family. Until we meet again Jake Godspeed.

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