Carl D. "Chip" Rutan, II, 56, of Linden, died peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.
Born August 24, 1961, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Carl. D. Rutan and Bernadine (Miller) Carr, of South Williamsport. Carl and his soulmate Melanie A. (Artley) Rutan were married on Sept. 14, 1997, and had spent 39 years together.
Carl was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. He retired as a truck driver from Betz Trucking in 2010.
Following retirement he worked part-time at Willard Battery. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Williamsport.
He was a drummer for several bands over the years. Carl loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed racing for Steve Shaffer Motorsports. He loved his fur-babies, Sweet Pea, Ripple and Jed.
In addition to his wife Melanie, Carl is survived by three children; Nicole Zarzyczny-Fulger (Dean), Carl D. Rutan, III (Amanda), Cheryl Hoffman (Bob), all of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Madison Fulger, Hayden Zarzyczny, Austin Fulger, Carl D. Rutan IV, Abigail Rutan and Olive Breeze Lain; a sister, Kathy Cook, of Linden; a brother, Owen Rutan, of South Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., the family will also receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Carl's name to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.