Robert E. Rueter, age 72, passed away suddenly on September 14, 2023. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen McCann Rueter for 51 years. Father of Susan McGinley (Patrick), Bridget Bushnell (Jonathan) Aileen Gavin (Brian), Brendan (Elizabeth), Meghan McMahon (Brian), and God Father of David Smith (Katherine). Predeceased in death by his Infant daughter, Maureen Elizabeth Rueter.
He was the proud grandfather of Meghan, Erin, Maeve and Patrick McGinley; Kayley, Brynn and Jack Bushnell; Lauren and Liam Gavin; Gavin, Ian and Margot Rueter; Mairead and Diarmuid McMahon who range from 20 years to 10 months old. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Robert Rueter was a mosaic of unique and varied interests and talents. He earned his Real Estate License in 1965 and his Real Estate Brokers License shortly thereafter. His entire career was with Charles Rueter, Inc. and he was working at the time of his death.
He truly loved and enjoyed his Children and delighted in all his 14 Grandchildren. He was the past President of the Greater Philadelphia Multiple Listing Bureau, the past President of the Philadelphia Model A Ford Club, the former Editor of “The Klaxxon”, a Model A Automobile newsletter. He was a lifetime member of The Antique Automobile Club of America since 1965. He was a member of several model train organizations.
Robert’s hobbies were multiple and eclectic. He collected antique cars, model trains, clocks, cut glass, furniture, cameras, tools and many oddities. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, boating, traveling and all things Christmas. Robert could describe in detail every type of house in every block of Northeast Philadelphia. His remarkable memory for people, their names, addresses, phone numbers, type of car they drove, and when they purchased their home was unmatched. His huge vegetable garden was legendary and his flower gardens were renowned. Robert had many different groups of friends and was equally comfortable discussing model trains, antique cars, garden equipment as he was property values and Philadelphia Real Estate Law. He preferred 60’s music, The Beach Boys especially, Irish music and preferred a Guinness with rowdy Irish drinking songs. He relished good family and good friends, good food and good parties. He will be deeply missed and leaves a void that cannot be filled.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Robert's viewing, Monday, September 18th from 4pm-8pm at the John F. Fluehr and Sons Funeral Home, located at 3301 Cottman Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149. Services will be private at the families request.