Ruchlewicz remembered as kind man and dedicated public servant
The sudden death on June 5 of Stanley Ruchlewicz, the longtime Main Street manager and economic development director for Westminster, has caused me to pause and reflect on his wonderful service to me and the efforts put forth by him and all of the other wonderful "public servants" that I dealt with in the planning, organizing, and carrying out of the recent 145th Memorial Day activities.
Mr. Ruchlewicz was extremely helpful with suggestions as to how many things could be carried out, whom to call for the proper help, the writing of grants to obtain money for promotion and many other details that needed to be done.
All of this was done with a wonderful demeanor — and delivered with a smile.
I should note that Stan was not the only public servant who was indispensable in the effort. Everyone I encountered at the city, county and state levels was extremely courteous and helpful, with great ideas and the know how to get the job done. I cannot praise them enough.
With these types of persons working to make our government work, we are well served. On behalf of the American Legion Post No. 31 and myself, I thank them.
And to Stan, I say God bless you — your legacy will be the great service you provided and gave to all of us. May you not be forgotten. I send my condolences to your family. May you rest in peace.
Arnold "Skip" Amass, coordinator, 145th Memorial Day Observance