Paula Mae (Swartz) Ruble

Born: Mon., Oct. 25, 1948
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2013

Celebration of Life

Location: Allenberry Resort

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Paula Mae (Swartz) Ruble

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Paula Mae (Swartz) Ruble, 64, of Mechanicsburg, died at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill on Friday, March 1, 2013.  She was born in Harrisburg, on October 25, 1948, daughter of the late Paul Edward Swartz and Priscilla (Swartz) Evans.

Paula’s survivors include her loving husband of 39 years, Duane Ruble; her two sons, Chad Ruble and his wife Stacey of Mechanicsburg, Matthew Ruble of Mechanicsburg; her grandson, Gage Ruble; her step-daughter, Cynthia Ruble Brown and her husband Richard of Huntingdon, and their children, Alexa McGraw, Laura Brown, Richard Brown, Ed Brown; her sister, Nancy L. Dougherty and her husband John of Harrisburg; and her nieces and nephews.

Paula graduated from Susquehanna Township High School as part of the class of 1966 and enjoyed hosting some of their class reunions at her farmhouse.  She was a head majorette and a member on the varsity basketball team in high school.  Paula retired from Cumberland Valley School District, after almost 20 years of service as a teachers’ aide at Monroe Elementary School.  She absolutely adored the children at the school.  Prior to having her family, she was employed as an executive secretary at Harsco.  Paula was a vocal supporter at her children’s sporting events, which included swimming and soccer in their younger years.  She loved to travel, listening and dancing to music, hanging out at the pool, Penn State Football, and had a very special place for all animals especially her cats and dogs.

All are welcome to join Paula’s family at her Celebration of Life Gathering on Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 2:00 until 6:00 with a Service of Remembrance from 4:00 to 4:30 at Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse, Beltzhoover Terrace, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007, with Reverend Donald Robinson officiating.  The family invites you to wear and welcomes casual clothing.  Cremation and then burial in Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill were private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to: Paula M. Ruble Education Fund, C/O Members 1st Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 40, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Paula’s family has entrusted her care to Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Paula’s full obituary, share your memories and photos, offer your condolences and view her memorial video and portrait at

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Linda Willis
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Dwayne and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Paula was a special person who was always showing concern and care for others. Her family and friends were very important to her. She will be missed by all of us but always remembered.
Linda Willis

Dan & Pat Fisher
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Duane, Chad & Matt,
We grieve with you, for we've all lost our friend. But we are all better people for having known Paula. She brought so many smiles with her, and always fun. We can be grateful that she was in our lives and was forever making us laugh! The memories will be sweet and the stories, happy ones. She'll live on with us in a very special way. Praying for your comfort and peace. We love you.

Pam Winters
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Ruble Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Paula was a beautiful person. I knew her in high school and always admired her kindness, beauty, and how she twirled that baton. She will be greatly missed by all.
With deepest sympathy,
Pam Winters

Bonnie Corl
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
I am truly sorry to hear of Paula's passing. She was so full of life and kindness. We went through school together and was loved by all our classmate. She will be missed by all who knew her. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Fred and Elke Hawkins
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Our sincere condolences.

Scott Campbell
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Paula was a lovely girl and lady. We were classmates at STHS, where she was active and well-liked. My condolences are extended to the family on this sad occasion. God bless you.

Lora Haederer-Verbonitz
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Paula was one of the sweetest girls I ever knew. She grew up in my neighborhood and was well liked by all. She was raised by wonderful parents. She was always smiling and full of life. She will be missed by many. God bless. My prayers are with her and her family.

Jay and Sandy (Furman) Bodenstein
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
We remember Paula very well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jay and Sandy (Furman) Bodenstein
Harrisburg, PA

Beverly Gordon Zalonis
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
I was a classmate of Paula....Such a Beautiful person was taken from us way too soon.My sincere sympathy...

Don Smith
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
RIP Paula.

Marilyn Goodsell
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Dear Duane, Chad, Matt, and family,

Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Paula was such a lovely, friendly lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Words are so inadequate at a time like this. Keep her memory in your heart and take comfort from the joyful past times together.


stephen wampler
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
rest in peace, peg.

Dennis and Lynn Miller
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Denny and I were so sorry to hear of Paula's passing, we will keep her family in our prayers...........

Bob & Janet Beilhart
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
our sincere condolences.
Bob & Janet Beilhart

Ruth (Haederer) Coady
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. We were neighbors many years ago, and I have warm memories of her, her mom and dad, and sister Nancy, who I graduated with in 1963. I wish to express my deepest condolences to her husband and family. She will be added to my nightly prayers. God bless her and the ones she left behind.

Ellen Suggs Hamiton
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Paula and I were best friends in high school. What pain you are going through, and I am so sorry.

Chris Barron-Wirt
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Dear Ruble family,
I just heard today about Paula's passing. She was such a fun and loving person. My first memory of her was when I was Chad's teacher and she dressed up as Cleopatra for Halloween. She was so much fun and always lit up a room with her laughter and sunny ways. I was later fortunate enough to cross paths with her at Monroe Elementary where she was a vibrant, funny and loving part of the staff. She will be missed. The video is beautiful. Please know you are in my thoughts. I am away unfortunately for her celebration of life but I am sure it will be beautiful.
Chris Wirt

Cynthia Melman
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Dear Nancy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and John and your family at this sad time.

Bonnie Behofist
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Duane, I am very sorry for your loss. So many years have gone by, yet I remember Paula and her friendly personality very clearly. We used to be in the same ceramics class in Shiremanstown, and we always had good times there. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family now and in the coming days. My deepest sympathy.

Eddie Field
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Paula will always be with us. Paula and her family played a large part of my life growing up, her house was the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. It seems like yesterday that we would gather and just be young, stupid, and enjoying our youth.

Moving away from Harrisburg in 1982 seems like I have lost touch, but I still remain loyal and always have my friends, family, and my roots deep inside me.

The Next Chapter in Life is the unknown. I know we move on, we do this one third of our lives when we sleep and dream. Something happens to our soul and mind which takes us to different places

with Love and always remembered,
Eddie Field

Jane Adams
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Dear Ruble family,

I would like to express my sympathy for the loss of your dear wife and mother. I knew Paula when our children went to Monroe School together, CV swimming, and Monroe soccer. She always had so much enthusiasm for the children and for life in general. She had a beautiful smile and a beautiful spirit. She will be missed. May you find peace comfort at this difficult time.

Jane Adams

Pamela Forney
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Duane and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Paula was a special person that touched my life. We laughed so many times in high school together! She enriched us with her spirit. In deepest sympathy and caring.

Bill andConieMiller
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Dwayne, Chad, Matthew, Nancy, John, and family,
We have wonderful, funny memories of Paula. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile and pretty eyes. Her kindness and love of fun are part of her legacy. She is missed. God rest her soul. God bless you all with peace and comfort. Love, Bill and Connie

Cindy and Bob Smee
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
I will miss my old roommate and long time bud. We shared many good and crazy times together in our prime! The friendship withstood time an distance. Paula a place for us! Duane, Chad, Matt and all of her family, she was so very proud of all of you. Bob and I wish you peace and good memories.

Ginny pentz
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
Duane, Chad, Stacey and Matt,
I have no words to express how much I will miss Paula. You all were the most important people in her life! She loved her job at Monroe,the staff and the students. Her love of her animals and Christmas decorations was amazing. Her eyes lit up each time she was planning to see Gage too!!!
I am relieved that she did not linger and suffer any longer.
I loved her dearly.....

Mark Bailey and Gary Maltby
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
Duane and family, we are so sorry to hear of Paula's passing. Always looked forward to seeing you both when we visited PA. Our thoughts are with you and the boys at this sad time.

Don Swartz
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Goodbye, Cousin. May our Heavenly Father take you into His home to join your loved ones already there. Blessings to all family and friends who miss you. I do even though we have not seen nor talked with one another for many years. I loved the picture of you, Nancy, Priscilla and Paul (my uncle and aunt). I celebrate your life, Paula.

Larry & Diana Estes
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Dear Duane,
We are indeed so sorry for your loss. We watched the video and saw all the wonderful fun times of you with her and your family throughout the years. We pray that the Lord will grant you much grace and comfort in the days and weeks to come as only He can do. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I Cor 1:3 "Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ."

Larry and Diana Estes

larry l lingle
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
we were classmates at susquehanna high. I will always remember paula's smile, her beautiful eyes and bubbly personality. her family's loss is heaven's gain. we can look forward to the day when we can again enjoy her lovely spirit forever. AMEN. PRAISE THE LORD!

Jeff Kintz
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Dwyane, Cindy Matt and Chad
I anm so so sorry for your loss. Your wife, mom and step mom was a very nice lovely lady. I will remember her with an upbeat fun loving personality who put her husband and family first. She was such a cool, never showed her age, always moving CV, and PSU fan. She loved her family and friends. That is for sure. It was shocking to hear tonight when visiting ALLENBERRY. I saw her last summer at a Harrisburg senators baseball game and she was so happy. Even thought she past way to early, she lived a full life. You never saw her down and never negative about anything. She will be felt at the school, CV and PSU Football games. Again, I won't forget your wife and mom.

Karen and Franklin Brown
   Posted Mon March 18, 2013
Paula was beautiful in every way that a person can be beautiful. We just learned of her passing, and we are so profoundly sorry. You will always be comforted by your wonderful memories and her everlasting love.

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