Obituary of Melvin Joseph Rutter
Melvin Joseph "Joe" Rutter, 73, of Williamstown, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
A loving and kind gentleman, Joe was devoted to his family. He shared an incredibly special bond with his sons. He also had a close relationship with his siblings, and trips to get Starbucks Frappuccino's will be missed by his baby brother. With his outgoing nature, Joe always had a nice word for others and made friends easily in his daily routines. He was always punctual and meticulous with his work. Joe was small in stature, but a man of great strength who overcame many traumatic injuries and never looked for pity. Even with these injuries, Joe was the first to lend a helping hand and make sure everyone's needs were met before his own.
Born in Woodbury, New Jersey, Joe was a 45 year resident of Haddon Township and recently moved to their new home in Williamstown. He was owner and operator of Kitchen Creations and retired in 2014. He was a proud United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1966 to 1968 as a Boiler Tender on the USS Topeka.
Beloved husband of 47 years to Diane J. (nee Davis); adoring father of Shawn (Anne) and Jason (Nicole); devoted grandfather of Alaina, Alexis, Angelina, Cooper and great-grandfather of Kaidence and Danny; dear brother of Shirley (Frank) Parisi, Harry "Bud" (Patricia) Rutter and Gary (Sharon) Rutter. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joe's viewing on Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 and Saturday morning, 11:00 - 11:45 AM in Our Lady of Peace Parish at St. Mary's RC Church, 32 Carroll Avenue, Williamstown, NJ where the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 PM. Interment and Military Honors at Gloucester County Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown, NJ 08094.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Joe's memory to Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
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