Patricia L. Ruland (nee Ward), age 76, left us peacefully after a short battle with cancer on 12-3-22. She was born in Long Branch, NJ and resided in Oceanport for the last 2 years. Patricia grew up in Rumson and graduated from Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School in 1964. She met her husband, Robert, when she was 15 years old and they married in 1965. They raised 4 children in Monmouth Beach and resided there for many years. Patricia spent her career at Shore Regional High School as an Administrative Assistant retiring in 2007 after 25 years. She joined the Monmouth Beach Ladies Auxiliary in 1975. She was president 10 times and Vice President 3 times. She also spent many hours preparing and serving the annual Monmouth Beach Firemen’s Fair.
Patricia was predeceased by her parents Lucille and William Ward, her brother and sister-in-law William and Karen Ward; her husband Robert in 2011; her brothers-in law, Gary and Thomas Ruland and her beloved dog, Nikki.