March 11, 1931 ~ May 20, 2020

Born in: County Caven, Ireland
Resided in: Hilton, New York

John P. Rutherford



Hilton:  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at age 89 Born in County Cavan, Ireland.  Predeceased by his wife, Joan Rutherford.  Survived by his children, Rosheen (Mark) Amend, Martina White, John (Sherry) Rutherford, Anthony (Martha) Rutherford, Linda Rutherford; his grandchildren, Sara Amend, Francis White, Thomas White, Rose White, Mary White, Joan Rutherford, John Rutherford, Aidan Rutherford, Caitlin (Cory) Ames, Christina Rutherford, Carleen Rutherford, Julia Marino, Emily Marino, Joseph Marino, Jenna Marino; sister-in-law, Anne (Pete) Mojsej; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.  John was the founder of Rutherford Shoes, a General Motors retiree and a member of the Rochester Harps Club.  He enjoyed music, Irish dance and spending time with his family.


His celebration of life will be held at a later date.   Private Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  For more information and to sign John’s online guestbook, visit




Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. Jude was always a pleasure to chat with and have a good laugh. Treasure the memories of him and enjoy this time with family as you share them with each other. He will live on through you! Love you all. Take care and God bless. Patrick, Dawn, Gabrielle, Grace, Annabelle, and Grandpa Joe.

  2. Rosheen’s family,
    Sorry for your father loss,My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
    Meredith and Pat Cullen

  3. First, my condolences to the entire Rutherford family. I have known Jude for a long time and always enjoyed his company and his stories. He was always involved with some business. From cattle dealer in Ireland to entrepreneur in the U.S. his mind was always active to better his families opportunities in this country. He was the quiet man in the background when his family band was very active and he managed all the electronics. He and Joan were wonderful participants at several of our house parties many years ago and Joan played background music while Jude told me how glad he was to see my county (Kerry) lose an All-Ireland final. Jude and Joan were talents in their own right and produced more talent to be enjoyed in Rochester. Delighted to have known him and happy that he settled in Rochester. Jude, go neiri an bothar leat.

  4. Deepest condolences to the Rutherford family … great memories of working with Jude at Delco and sharing Our Irish Heritage…. and family memories

    Dan Finucane

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