Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Passing of Two Ohio Society Presidents


Robert (Bob) William Mayne died on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the age of 93.  He served as the Richard Montgomery Chapter President in 1984 and 1985 and was the Ohio Society President in 1987.  He was also a Hub Scott Laureate.

He was a graduate of Oakwood H.S. and The Ohio State University. Bob served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was one of the first service men to be trained in the operation and repair of radar.

Bob enjoyed aviation, history and volunteered for over 20 years at Wright “B” Hanger in Springboro, OH. He was a founding member of the Wright Brothers Sea Plane Association, past State President of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), past board member of St. Joseph’s Orphanage, past commander of Dayton Commandery #68, member of Reese Council #9, and past President of Kiwanis of Oakwood. Bob was also a member of the Mystic Lodge #405, the Scottish Rite, and a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of our Savior.


George Ruch was the Ohio Society President 2013-2014 and was a Hub Scott Laureate.

George Russell Ruch, 78, of Rayland, OH , died Friday, July 15, 2016. George was born in Pleasant City, OH on October 24, 1937, the son of the late Harry J. (Pete) and Olive Merle (Osborne) Ruch.

George served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired  auditor at the former Western Auto (Tire America); a member of the First Christian Church of Martins Ferry, OH; past president of the Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution; and past president of the Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR, St. Clairsville, OH. He was also a member of the Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge 231 and former trustee.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene J. (Matheas); son, Douglas W. Ruch, Chatham, IL; daughter, Michelle A. (Jeff) Lynn, Bloomington, IL.; step-son, Robert Del (Carla) Barris, Martins Ferry, OH; two sisters, Judith A. Swerens and Linda S. (Al) Gornik. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild, four great-grandchildren, four nephews, two nieces, five grand-nephews and eight grand-nieces.



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