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Margaret M. Ruhlmann passed away Veteran&#39;s Day November 11, 2009 at St John's Home in Rochester, New York. She was eighty years of age. She was born December 25, 1928 Christmas Day, the daughter of the late Richard and Helen McCarthy of New York City. Mrs. Ruhlmann attended Sacred Heart School in Highbridge, Bronx, and graduated from Hunter College High School in 1946. While a college student she worked as a playground director for the New York City Parks Department. She graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science, cum laude, in 1950. Mrs. Ruhlmann received a direct appointment as a Second Lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and entered active duty during September 1950 in support of the Korean War. She was a member of the first WAC Company Officer's Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. Mrs. Ruhlmann subsequently attended the Provost Marshal General's School at Camp Gordon, Georgia where she underwent training in various military police subjects, to include weapons, investigations, judo, and military law. Her first assignment was the Provost Marshal Section at First Army Headquarters on Governor's Island, New York, where she participated in many investigations in the First Army area. In 1954 she was assigned to duty in Los Angeles as a recruiting officer for Southern California, where she was promoted to Captain. In 1956 she received orders to Japan, where she served on Okinawa and in Tokyo as a member of the 1st Cavalry Division. She concluded her military career in 1958 as the Commanding Officer of the WAC Detachment at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Mrs. Ruhlmann came to Lockport in 1958 upon her marriage to the late Raymond E. Ruhlmann, Jr. She was a devoted mother to her two children and served the Lockport community as a volunteer for many years. Mrs. Ruhlmann was an original member of the Lockport School District's Committee on the Handicapped. She also served with the American Red Cross Emergency Response Team. At St. Mary's Catholic Church she provided religious instruction to children and later served as a Eucharistic Minister for 25 years. Mrs. Ruhlmann enjoyed her many friends and neighbors in the Lockport area, and was an active member of her Book Club. She was also a proud member of the 42nd Rainbow Division Daughters of America-the unit in which her father served in WW I-as well as the WAC Veteran's Association and the American Legion. Mrs. Ruhlmann was predeceased by her husband Ray in January 2007 after 48 years of marriage. She is survived by two children, Col Raymond E. Ruhlmann, III, USMCR, of Rochester, NY and Ellen Marie Ruhlmann of Tempe, AZ; two grandchildren, Olyvia and Raymond IV, and daughter-in-law, Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea Ruhlmann, all of Rochester, NY. She was predeceased by her brothers Martin, William, and Richard, Jr., and is survived by several of Richard's children, her niece and nephews, Alice Mauroner, Richard McCarthy, III, Christopher McCarthy, and their children. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, Nov. 19th 3:30-7:30 PM and Friday, Nov. 20th 4-8 PM at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport where prayers will be offered Saturday, Nov. 21st at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 AM in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lockport. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials to Cradle Beach Camp for Disabled Children, 8038 Old Lakeshore Road, Angola, NY 14006 or to St. Mary's Church, 5 Saxton Street, Lockport, NY 14094, or a charity of one's choice. Please www.pruddenandkandt.com to leave an online condolence to the family. <h3>Visitation</h3> Relatives and friends may call Thursday, Nov. 19th 3:30-7:30 PM and Friday, Nov. 20th 4-8 PM at Prudden & kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. <h3>Services</h3> A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 21st at 11 AM in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. <h3>Interment</h3> Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lockport.
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