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1942 John 2020

John Wayne of Ruark

October 26, 1942 — June 29, 2020


John Wayne Ruark, 77, of Cambridge passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Mallard Bay Care Center. He was born on October 26, 1942 in Cambridge to the late John Augustus Ruark and Myrtle Landon Ruark.

Mr. Ruark lived on Taylors Island and graduated from Cambridge High School class of 1960. He served in the Army National Guard and retired from the City of Cambridge. On November 17, 1984, he married the former Wanda Moore.

Before his health declined, he enjoyed fishing, motorcycling and getting together with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Wanda Moore Ruark, a daughter Carole Nalley (Eugene), step-son Scott Shores (Kim), granddaughters Erica Moore, Hannah Lear, Lilah Shores and other family members. Besides his parents, Mr. Ruark is preceded in death by a son Erik Allen Ruark.

Per Mr. Ruark’s request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to United Needs & Abilities, 688 E. Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21804.

The family would like to thank all of our family and friends for all of their thoughtfulness and prayers over the last several years. Also the staff at Mallard Bay for his care.

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