Thomas Ruggiers

Thomas Ruggiers, 74, of 198 School St., died Tuesday, March 8, near his home in East Kane.Born May 17, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of Joseph and Genevieve Anderson Ruggiers. On May 12, 1997, in Winchester, Va., he married Sherillyn Olson Johnson who survives.Mr. Ruggiers was employed as a truck driver for UPS. He belonged to the Moose Lodge in Warren and the Rod and Gun Club in Lakewood, NY.He served in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1962 with a rank of Radioman 2. He belonged to the Neosho Association which is an organization named after the ship on which he served.Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Frank (Suzanne) Ruggiers of Monroe, Ga.; a daughter, Dawn Skiver of Virginia Beach, Va.; a grandson, Joseph Ruggiers of Monroe, Ga.; a sister, Marsha (Dennis) Bartlett of Franklin; two stepchildren, Scott (Dawn) Johnson of Erie and Julie (Tom) Rook of Kane; and four step grandchildren, Jarod Johnson and Trevor Johnson, both of Erie, and Jeffrey Rook and James Rook, both of Kane.He was preceded in death by his parents and two stepchildren, Shelli Johnson and Jeffrey Johnson.Friends will be received at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Saturday with The Rev. David Pflieger, Chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Dawson St., Kane, PA 16735 or to a charity of choice.Online condolences can be expressed at