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Ruark, Eugene Henry, Jr.

  • VISITATION
    February 6, 2020 | 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Yurs Funeral Home 1771 West State Street (Rte 38) Geneva
  • Funeral
    February 7, 2020 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. Marks Church 320 Franklin Street Geneva
  • Burial Location
    Private interment Oak Hill Cemetery Geneva

RUARK, Eugene Henry, Jr. died February 1, 2020, age 91. He was born in Washington D.C. to Eugene Henry Ruark Sr. and Mary Callaway Ruark. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School, Yale University (B.S. in Applied Economics, 1950) and The George Washington Law School (LL.B, 1956, LL.M, 1957), Member Phi Delta Phi, Order of the Coif. He served as LT, USNR, 1951-1954, working largely on USN SOSUS (Sound Surveillance System). He was a partner at Knapp Cushing Hershberger & Stevenson and subsequent law firms. He served as Vice Chairman, Illinois State Housing Board, 1968; Chairman, Illinois Housing Development Authority, 1968-1973; Chairman, Technical Assistance Corporation for Housing, 1970-1995; Chairman, The Dunham Bank 1977-1987; director, various for-profit and non-profit organizations. He was married to Sally Seymour Ruark, May 12, 1962 until her death in 2017; and is survived by children Mary Ellen, John (Beth), Ann and Patrick and grandchildren Hannah and Grace Ruark.

Visitation 2/6/2020 3p-8p at Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva
Service 2/7/2020 10:30a at St Marks Church, Geneva

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Darlene Morris from Tucson, AZ

"Gene was a very interesting, kind human being that was very devoted to his wife Sally and family. We shared his love of beautiful things, history, collecting and the Southwest. I first met Sally in my shop, and grew to know Gene through Sally and her love to surprise him with unique items with history. He will be missed and always remembered as is Sally."


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