Ruby Jane (Achenbach) Reinhard
Ruby Jane (Achenbach) Reinhard, age 81, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Ruby was born on Saturday, May 25, 1940, in Pine Grove, PA to the late Edward Z. Achenbach and Margaret E. (Zimmerman) Achenbach. Ruby was the widow of Donald “Don” Reinhard, whom she married on February 15, 1964, and who died on January 10, 2015. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby is preceded in death by her brother, Joel Achenbach.
Ruby’s survivors include her two daughters: Wendy Jane Smith and her husband, Brian, of Rockford, IL and Rebecca Dawn Spangler and her husband, George, of Mechanicsburg, PA; and her four grandchildren: Duncan Smith, Claire Smith, Hannah Spangler and Noah Spangler.
A true heart of a servant, Ruby was a registered nurse. She worked at Polyclinic, Osteopathic and Good Samaritan hospitals, as well as with the Visiting Nurses Association; always in pediatrics. Ruby was a member of the Colonial Park United Church of Christ for over 50 years and sang in the choir. She was a cheerleader for the basketball team in high school and as an adult, she enjoyed cheering for the Central Dauphin High School wrestling team and the Penn State football team. Ruby was a diehard Penn State football fan and enjoyed traveling to the Rose Bowl to watch them play. Always caring for others, Ruby was diligent about remembering birthdays. She never missed one and always made sure to send out birthday cards to everyone each and every year. An animal lover, Ruby doted on her dogs, Tramp and Buster, and took them on many walks; she even adopted her grand-cat, Cinnamon, as her own. Ruby had a heart of gold and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
All are welcome to join Ruby’s family at her gathering of family and friends on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 2:45 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Reverend George A. Spangler officiating. Ruby’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Buhrig’s Gathering Place (next to the funeral home) immediately following the service. Scattering in the Memorial Garden at Ruby’s Church, Colonial Park United Church of Christ, will be at the family’s convenience. Cremation was private.
In keeping with Ruby’s generous spirit of giving to many charitable organizations, contributions in celebration of Ruby’s life can be made to a charity of your choosing.
Ruby’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Ruby’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.
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