First Posted: 2/3/2013

Stanley Ruby Wroblewski, 91, of Espy Street, Hanover section of Nanticoke, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on Nov. 1, 1921 in Glen Lyon, he was a son of the late Chester and Mary Shipp Wroblewski.

Ruby took a tremendous amount of pride in our military.

He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy aboard PT boats in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Risking it all, he took the chance to serve side by side with his brother Ray on a 10-hour bombing mission.

It was surely his positive attitude and dedication to getting the job done right that made that perilous mission a success for two brothers and our country.

On Nov. 20, 1948 he married the love of his life, and best friend, the former Eleanor Sokol. Ruby and Eleanor shared over 60 years of happiness, building a loving family together.

Ruby admired and took such great pride in his family, and they meant the world to him. It is safe to say his family was everything to him.

Ruby was employed at Eberhard Faber in Mountain Top for 14 years.

In 1972, he and his wife, Eleanor, established Ruby’s Inn on Espy Street in the Hanover section of Nanticoke.

After a hard day’s work, Ruby loved enjoying a drink with his customers and always had a smile on his face. He took great pride in making every experience a good one at Ruby’s Inn and genuinely enjoyed every second of it.

Ruby worked side by side with his son Jim. Ruby and Jim were not only father and son, they were also best friends. Ruby taught his son everything he needed to know to follow in his footsteps and taught him well. Up until Ruby’s final days, he was a permanent fixture at his establishment. Ruby will be missed by each and every one of his customers, all of whom he considered to be family.

Ruby was a simple man with simple ways. He believed hard work never came easy but love did. A kind word, a gentle smile or a simple hello was no effort for him. Ruby loved and cared about every person whom he met. He simply enjoyed being kind.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke; a former member of American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke; the Alden Rod and Gun Club and United Citizens Club, Hanover section of Nanticoke.

He was the last member of his immediate family, being preceded in death by his sister, Ceil, and brothers, Raymond, Alfred, Joseph, as well as several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Eleanor; a son, James, and his wife, Judy, Pittston; grandchildren, Nicole Wroblewski, Pittston; Kim Colleran and husband Michael, Pittston Township; Michele Wroblewski and fiancé J D Alberola, Nanticoke; great-grandchildren, Giavonna, Abbylynn and Mya; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews whom he loved and adored; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Arrangements are by the Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.

A requiem service was held in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Front Street, Hanover section of Nanticoke, with the Very Rev. Joseph Martin officiating.

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