FISHING CREEK - Alan Wade Ruark passed away peacefully at USMC Dorchester, on Feb. 11, 2017. He was the son of Dorothy "Dot" and the late William T. "Billy" Ruark, Jr. He was born Dec. 20, 1964 in Cambridge. He graduated from Sandy Hill Special Education School and he attended Delmarva Community Services program for many years. Alan was a devoted member of Hosier Memorial United Methodist Church, in Fishing Creek. He would serve as co-chairman for box socials and other activities. He loved making cakes for activities and events for his community, including the church, Fire Company, National Outdoor show, funerals, and other celebrations. Everyone knew Alan as a very sociable person. He made phone calls to check on people and enjoyed visiting nursing homes. To him no one was a stranger. His hobbies were bowling, shopping, and listening to his all time favorite singer, Loretta Lynn. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Ruark; brother, Tom and Betty Ruark, of Mardela Springs; two sisters, Darlene Ruark and Sharlene Ruark, of Fishing Creek; niece, Beth and Chris Wolf, of Sterling, Va.; nephews, Jon and Erin Ruark, of Herndon, Va., and Will and Kristyn Bradford, of Felton Del.; two aunts; several cousins; great-nieces; a great-nephew; and numerous friends. He is proceeded in death by his father, William "Billy" Ruark, Jr.; sister, Debbie Hansen; nephew, Brady Bradford III; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Hosier MemorialUnited Methodist Church, beginning at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Ridley officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:30 till the service begins.
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