On February 23, 2019, John A. Ruckenbrod, 61 of Tamworth passed away unexpectedly and was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father. Born in Haverhill, MA on March 10, 1957 son of the late George Fredrick Ruckenbrod and the late Janice Leona (Sanders) Hanscom. He lived in New England his whole life, spending most of his adult life in Lebanon, ME and Ossipee, NH and only just recently moving to Tamworth, NH. John worked as a CNC machinist for most of his life, even owning his own company HIGH FIVE TOOLS for a time. After a severe hand injury he went on to become a long haul CDL truck driver. He most recently worked the overnight shift at Irving gas station while volunteering most of his time to support and assist NH State Representative Ed Comeau as the video reconnaissance director for GovernmentOversite.com. He loved nature and being in the woods and mountains. He enjoyed hunting, hiking, fishing, shooting, canoeing and gardening. As the son of country singer Jan Esty (her stage name) he loved singing and karaoke. He loved movies and photography. He really enjoyed what he called "rambling" with his kids; driving around for a whole day with no destination just looking at old homes, cemeteries and beautiful scenic views. John loved his family, spending quality time with them whenever he could. He was always the goofball and tease trying to make everyone laugh or scream, often times with the help of frogs and snakes. Pre-deceased by his father, mother and a son Joshua Sanders. He leaves behind a daughter Leah Skinner and her husband Paul, his four grandchildren Dylan, Troy, Shane and Vanessa of Farmington, NH, a son Neil Sanders of Rochester, NH, a sister Sally Boucher and her husband Ray of Manchester, NH, a brother George Ruckenbrod and his wife Josie of Bechtelsville, PA, a sister Sandy Corriveau and her husband Marc of Weare, NH, several nieces, a nephew, countless other relatives, loved ones and close friends including his best friend of over 30 years Gary Stone. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is assisting the family with the arrangements. Please share your messages, stories, or leave a short note and sign an online guest book at www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com A celebration of life will take place on April 7, 2019, details can be obtained from family, all those who knew and loved John are welcome to attend.