JOHN T. RURA, 63, of Niles, Ohio, formerly of Coral, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 19B7.at Niles, Ohio. A son of Paul and Matilda Rura, he was born Dec- 29, 1924, at Coral.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Rura; three sons and a daughter: Matilda "Dolly"
Alfred, Paul, and Nick Rura; Iwo brothers, Michael Rura of Florida and Rudolph Rura of Blairsville RD l; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Rossi Funeral Home, Niles, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Mt. Carmel Church, Niles, Ohio. Interment will be made at Niles, Ohio.
[Indiana Gazette, Indiana, PA, 23 Nov 1987, Mon, Page 29]
John registered for the draft in Indiana, Pa on 29
December 1942. He was inducted intro the Army at Altoona, PA on 26 July
On 19 October 1945, Pfc Rura was transferred from the
101st Airborne Division to Company I, 508th PIR. He was discharged on 24
On 16 February 1950, John submitted this application
for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus. He was credited with 8 months
of domestic duty and 12 months of foreign service netting him a $260
payment. At the time he listed his wife Mary and daughter
Matilda Ann as his beneficiaries,
died in 1968 and John married Elizabeth A, (Iezzi) Bates, a divorcee,
in Winchester, VA on 17 May 1971.
Elizabeth survived John by six years and is buried in
Niles Union Cemetery, Niles, OH. It is presumed that he is also