It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Montague (Monty) Ruckman on Sunday, November 1, 2015. A resident of Edinburg, VA and a well-known businessman in the community, Monty, also fondly known as “Roastmaster” and “Senior Chief,” served over 20 years in the US Navy and now leaves behind a legacy associated with one of his greatest passions in life….coffee. He was the Owner of both Cabin Creek Roasters and Jackson’s Corner Café and took great pride in bringing some of the best brews to the area. He enjoyed sharing his passion and educating everyone he met; regaling them with roasting tales, discussing new and exotic blends, or offering up a cup of his infamous roast “The Full Monty.” He served as a mentor and touched the lives of so many in his 62 [too] short years. You could often find him filling the air with laughter as he cracked a joke, and his charismatic charm would put a smile on the face of just about everyone he met.
Monty is survived by his wife Vicki; his three daughters – Stacy Arnold, of Williamsburg, VA, Ashley and Mackenzie Ruckman, of Wilkes-Barre, PA; his two sons – Michael Seal of Woodstock, VA and Brent Seal of Ashburn, VA; his three granddaughters, Stacy’s daughters, Alexis, Makayla, and Sophia; as well as his faithful sidekick Chief.
Friends are invited to share in a celebration of his life this Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Swover Creek Brewery located at 4176 Swover Creek Road in Edinburg, VA.