Andreas Ruisch

Andreas Ruisch, 83, of Haledon, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born on August 1, 1937 in Magyarpolony, Hungary. He came to this country in 1956 when he was 19 years old. In 1960 he met his wife, Theresa, on a blind date and they were married one year later.

They started their family and moved from Paterson to Haledon in 1964 where they raised 3 children – Andrew, John, and Kathrin. He worked as an electronic mechanist until he retired in 2004. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, bowling, and watching the Mets. You could always find dad sitting on the deck watching the birds.

Opa was very proud of his granddaughters, Lauren and Megan, and all of their academic and personal achievements. Andreas is survived by his wife Theresa (nee Gaschler), his son, Dr. Andrew Ruisch, his son, John Ruisch and his wife Melissa, and his daughter Kathrin Sanford and her husband David and their daughters Lauren and Megan.

Funeral from DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, 265 Belmont Avenue, Haledon, NJ on Thursday at 9 AM.  Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul's R.C. Church, 286 Haledon Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ at 10 AM.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, NJ.  Visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.