In Memoriam: James Ruch '78, OD '80
James Ruch '78, OD '80 died on Jan. 28, 2020 at the age of 65. After graduating with a doctorate in optometry from Pacific University, Ruch moved back to his home town of Britton, S.D. After leaving his practice, Vision Care Associates, in 1982, Ruch continued to practice optometry in Nebraska, Kansas, Texas and Arizona.
Ruch is preceded in death by his son, father, step-father and maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his wife, sister, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his two pugs.