John Rugar

John Rugar

1931 - 2021

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John Rugar, 90, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital.  A lifelong Dutchess County resident, he was born on February 27, 1931in Poughkeepsie to the late Edward and Gladys Lee Rugar.  John was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955 earning the National Defense Service Medal.  On May 7, 1961he married Katherine Valentino at St. Augustine's Church in Highland and she survives him at home.  John had worked as a Meat Manager for Grand Union, retiring in the early 1990's.  He was a lifelong member of the Mid County Rod & Gun Club and the VFW Post 170 and the American Legion Post 1302.  In addition to his wife, Katherine, John is survived by his children; Mrs. Jane Stanquist (Gerry) of Salt Point, NY, Ms. Tina Dennis (Alan Winterhalter) of Elyria, OH, Mrs. Nancy Smith (Richard) of Pleasant Valley, NY and Mr. Dennis Rugar (Stephanie) of Salt Point, NY.  Also surviving are his 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren as well as brothers Ray and Dave Rugar and his sister Chris Rugar.  Calling hours will be held 2pm to 6pm on Sunday September 19, 2021 at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Graveside Services will be held 10am Monday at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery with Burial to follow.  To send online condolences, please visit our website at

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Calling Hours

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Graveside Services

10:00 am
Monday, September 20, 2021
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
342 South Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
South Road
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States