Sarah Jo Ruhl, May 31

By on June 6, 2021

Sarah Jo Ruhl, 61, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021 while in Hospice care in Greenville, North Carolina. Sarah was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert Karl Ruhl and Linda Jane Ruhl.

Sarah spent most of her earlier years growing up in Maryland, and then in the early 1980’s, moved to the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina where she enjoyed her life with her family, her dogs, cats and even chickens. Sarah was a proud graduate of East Carolina University, Cum Laude, and was a gifted writer, having published writings during her life. She spent time in the early 1990’s working as an Intern at the Baltimore Center for Urban Archaeology where she assisted with artifact classifications, working on museum exhibits and assisted with archaeological excavations. She deeply enjoyed her time there, especially working with underprivileged children, bringing them to excavation sites and teaching them about the history of the city. She was known at the museum as a gifted teacher and story teller. All the children loved her.

Sarah also spent time volunteering with Friends of Youth, mentoring youth within her community. Sarah spent many years as the Operations Manager for Aqua Clear Technology, working alongside her mother, owner of the company.

Sarah was known by her family and friends for her infectious laughter and beautiful smile, and her deep love for animals. Her most treasured times during her life was taking walks with her beloved dogs on the beaches, and trails along the Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds, as well as around her peaceful neighborhood that she loved so much.

Sarah will be deeply missed by her mother, Linda Jane Ruhl Craig, step father Daniel Craig, her sister Karla Ruhl and sister in law, Barbara Gallo. The family requests that if you wish to express sympathy, please consider making a donation, in memory of Sarah, to the Currituck Animal Shelter, located in Barco, NC.




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