Andrew T. Rulo, 85, Vero Beach

Andrew T. Rulo, 85, died March 19, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at the VNA Hospice House, in Vero Beach, Florida.

Rulo was born on March 1, 1926, in a one room log cabin in Richwoods, Missouri.

His mother died when he was four years old and his stepmother Liz, his brother Clyde, and his Uncle Charlie became significant role models in his life.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served his country as a tank driver in Germany.

When the war ended, he was stationed in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife Betty at a USO dance.

They married on Sept. 16th, 1950, at St. Dominick’s in Philadelphia, Pa.

Survivors include Esther Rulo (Terri), of Tobyhanna, Pa., Christine (Walt) Brown, of Vero Beach, Patricia Rulo, of Langhorne, Pa., Barbara Rulo, of Vero Beach; grandchildren Melanie (Sal) Catanese, of North Wales, Pa., Andrew Thomas Rulo Brown (Sara), of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and great-granddaughters Isabella Rose, Genavieve Grace, Emma Faith Catanese, and Sophia Elizabeth Brown.

He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 55 years Elizabeth Rulo.

There will be a private viewing at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home in Vero Beach on Tuesday, March 22nd and a private celebration of his life on Wednesday, March 23, at the home of his daughter Christine.

Internment will take place at the discretion of his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rulo’s memory can be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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