Rudy Book, 86, of Shinnston passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born February 27, 1933 at Shinnston, a son of the late Sam and Mary Marino Book.
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He is survived by two sons, Mike Book and his wife Sheila, Clarksburg and Tim Book and his wife Jackie of Shinnston; one daughter, Nanci Keenan and her husband, Terry of Hurricane, WV; son-in-law Brian Pinn of Fairmont; Grandchildren, T.J. and Amanda Book, Donnie and Libby Stonebreaker, Joey and Whitney Book, Kristen Harner, Scott and Brynn Johnston, Cameron Keenan, Jesse and Amanda Lambert, Adam and Jessica Anderson, and Brinna Pinn; Great-Grandchildren, Halle, Haven, Harlow, Henna, Mazi Jayne, Walker, Lucy, Lena, Alexia, Maximus, Connor, Lillian, Alexis , Case, Aubrey, Quinn, Keenan; Two brothers, Donald “Buzzy”Book and his wife Mary Mae of Shinnston, and David Book and his wife Renee of Shinnston;two sisters, Patty Edwards and her husband, Vernon of Florida, Rose Marie Harrison and her husband, Paul of Virginia.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Mary Jane Swisher Book, who passed away on Dec. 13, 2007; one daughter, Tina Marie Pinn; six brothers, John, Frank, Sam, Stanley, Roland, and Santo Book; three sisters, Nancy Hayes, Mary Margaret Spadafore, and Juanita.
Rudy retired from Pittston Coal in 1985 where he had worked at Owings and Dola Mines. He later worked for Larosa Fuel and Classic Selection. He was a member of U.M.W. of A. Local 1501. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially his gardening. Rudy was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Shinnston.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2 PM to 8 PM Tuesday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 5, 2020 with Father Gary Naegele officiating. Interment will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.
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A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.