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“I am so very sorry for your loss. God tells us at Isaiah 61:2 that he wants to comfort those who mourn. I hope you allow his love and the love of...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: a neighbor

“To the Ruello Family:John had been my broker since the early 80's, however, he seemed more like a friend. He always took the time to inquire about...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Sadowski - Newark, DE

“It's Saturday night. Aren't you and Dawna and Eric and I supposed to be having dinner at Harry's and laughing and talking for several hours? We're...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Shelley Morrison - Wilmington, DE

“So sorry for your loss and know he will be in all your hearts forever! ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah & Brad Cowen - Lewes, DE

“Deepest sympathies to the entire Ruello family. My parents held you in high regard. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Haley-Saunders

“Light, love and peace to you and your family, Dawna!!! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Cyndie O'Brien - New castle, DE

“My sincerest condolences to the Ruello family at your time of loss of such a good man. I was first introduced to John by my family in the early 1980s...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Walters - Sewell, NJ

“Leslie, Chris, Christopher and the entire Ruello family,Michelle and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. John was one of my first little league...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Matthew Doyle - DE

“I have known John since 1965 - a long time. He was the dearest person, a friend and a gentleman. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Teddi Silver - Landenberg, PA

“So sorry to learn of John's passing. A true gentleman!!!! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bernice Jeffries - Chadds Ford, PA

“So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Reverend Rose Wooten - Wilmington, DE

“You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Herb & Kay Brown - Newark, DE

“John was as dear a male friend that I have everHad . He and Jack ODea stood by me through think and thin Dear Janet and Kathy and JOAN and my now...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Cathie Kane - Ocean City, NJ

“John was a friend as well as an advisor to our family. He was such a great help when our dad passed away. Since then, John has been a wonderful...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Juliann Figliola - Wilmington, DE


John K. Ruello, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday April 22, 2017. He was born in 1937 in Atlantic City, NJ. John was a 1956 graduate of Atlantic City High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware where he was the President and a proud member of the Theta Chi Fraternity.

John enjoyed a long and successful career as a stock broker in Wilmington, Delaware. He spent his life dedicated to his family. John loved U of D football games and tailgating with friends. He also cherished summer vacations with his family in Brigantine, NJ. In his later years, John could be found spending time in his yard, surrounded by his beautiful flowers, bird watching and feeding the animals.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Janet C. Ruello and daughter Beth Ann Ruello.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Dawna J. Ruello and her daughter Rebecca E. Bucci, his son John S. Ruello and daughter Leslie J. Carlson and their spouses, Kathy Ruello and Chris Carlson. John is also survived by his four grandchildren Christopher Carlson, Jack, Michael and Juliana Ruello and his brother, Samuel A. Ruello.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate a life well lived on Sunday April 30, 2017 for brunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Harry's Savoy Gill, 2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.