Stephen  Ruckman

Obituary of Stephen Ruckman

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Stephen Jon Ruckman, 82, of Ocean View, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Steve was the son of Edward and Eleanor Ruckman and the brother of Susanne Furman (Dan) of Lacey WA.  He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Jean Ruckman, the devoted father of Cynthia Cabrey (Mark), David Ruckman, Scott Ruckman (Cheryl).  He was the loving grandfather of Shannon, Allison, Jack, David, Megan, and Stephen.

Steve was a graduate of William Penn Charter School (’58)  and Bucknell University (’62).  He loved nothing more than spending time with his family, talking with his friends, and being with his wonderful wife.  He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan his entire life. 

There will be no service, but there will be visitation on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Godfrey Funeral Home, 644 S. Shore Rd, Palermo, NJ (609-390-9699).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Steve’s name can be made to the V Foundation benefitting Victory over Cancer.  The V Foundation, 14600, Western Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 or “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”- Jimmy Valvano

Arrangments are by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo. For condolences to the family, visit


Visitation at The Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023
The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo
644 South Shore Rd.
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
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Stephen  Ruckman

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Stephen Ruckman

1940 - 2023

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