After struggling with addiction and surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, September 1, 2017, of West Mifflin. Beloved son of Diane and Robin Ruchka; loving brother of Justin (April Hicks) D. Ruchka; grandson of Ronald and Helen Jones and the late Julius and Florence Ruchka; nephew of Ron (Laura) Jones, Jr. and Greg (Cindy) Ruchka. Jarrett is also survived by his loving cousins, Michael (Chrissie), Danny (Kathleen), Sarah (Dan), Chris (Jess) and extended family and many friends. He was a graduate of Serra Catholic High School and Penn State University. Jarrett had a passion for sports and was a dedicated ice hockey and soccer player. Much of his life was spent on the ice playing for teams including SHAHA, West Mifflin High School, Serra Catholic High School, Pittsburgh Junior Penguins, Pittsburgh Vipers and the Pennsylvania All Stars. He also played soccer for the West Mifflin Blast. Jarrett was a caring and compassionate individual who took pride in helping others. He spent nearly the past decade helping and watching over others by working as a lifeguard and volunteer EMT. Jarrett's passion for helping others inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. Friends will be received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 Thursday, September 7, 2017, and Friday, September 8, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Saturday morning at 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Apostles Parish, St. Albert the Great Church at 10:30 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions made payable to Diane Ruchka which will go to the Jarrett Ruchka Recovery Foundation. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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PostedSeptember 06, 2017