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Algirdas Joseph "Al" Ruksys

Born: Tue., Aug. 24, 1954
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd


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Algirdas Joseph "Al" Ruksys was born August 24, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Anthony and Birute Ruksys. He passed away suddenly on November 22, 2018 while visiting family in Harrisburg, PA.
Al graduated from Riverside High School in NJ. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1972 and served in the Supply Depot at Plattsburgh Air Force Base in NY until 1976. He attended Quaker City Institute of Aviation and worked as an Avionics Technician. Al later attended Philadelphia  Wireless Technical Institute; he was employed by Tactical Public Safety of West Berlin, NJ as a Communications  Technician at the time of his death.
Al was an enthusiastic supporter of all Philadelphia sports teams and a longtime season ticketholder for the Philadelphia Flyers. He also participated in several fantasy sports leagues. Because of his professional skills, Al was always willing to help family and friends who were having problems with electronic devices. He also helped as a general handyman when needed.
Al is survived by his wife, the former Karla Reichert, his brother  and sister-in-law, Vidmantas and Raimonda Ruksys, their daughters Marija Ruksys and Monika Ruksys, his sister Danute Ruksys, and an extended family by marriage.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 3700 Rutherford Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association - Pennsylvania. They can be contacted at: http ://www.conqueringchd.org/pa

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Danute Ruksys
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Danute Christine Ruksys.

Dear Karla and Family, I was deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of my brother Al. No words can express how I myself and all those close to him are feeling at this time. I would so much love to be there at this most difficult time to remember him together with you. Missing you dear brother... Love and prayers, Danute


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