ForeverMissed
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andrew “Drew” Ruehlicke, age 21, of Mullica Hill, NJ. Drew passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 8 at York College of Pennsylvania where he was majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Finance. He had hoped to pursue a career in the sport industry in the field of stadium operations and/or sales.

Drew was a dedicated student who carried a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Dean’s List each of his four semesters at York College. Drew cherished his time as a member of the York Men’s Soccer Team that became his family away from home. Drew played in 25 games for the Spartans, tallying two goals and an assist this season. 

Drew was a 2020 graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and Soccer Team Co-Captain. Drew was named 1st Team All Conference, Conference Forward of the Year, Bishop Eustace Player of the Year, an All-State Honorable Mention and was selected for the SJSCA Senior All-Star Game his senior year.

Drew’s love of sports began at an early age as he enjoyed many years playing baseball for Brooklawn, SJ Bulls and Harrison Twp Little League and soccer for Harrison Soccer Club. Drew loved to ski, hike and travel and was a passionate Philly sports fan. Drew was born in Cincinnati Ohio which resulted in an intense loyalty to The Ohio State University Buckeyes.

Beyond his passion for sports and his achievements in the classroom and on the field, Drew was a wonderful son that made his parents, Teresa and Jan, incredibly proud. He was a much-loved little brother and best-friend to his sister, Katie and was adored by his grandparents, Tom and Bev Standish and his Opa Peter Ruehlicke.  Family meant the world to Drew and he looked forward to his time with uncles, Tom, John and Niels, his Aunt Stephanie and Kerstin, and cousins Tommy, Connor, JD and Jayden. Drew was well-liked by his friends, teammates, coaches and teachers. He was hard-working, humble, gracious, respectful and kind. Drew’s glass was always half-full and he led his life with a strong moral compass. No words can ever adequately express how much Drew meant to those who loved him and what a tremendous hole his passing has left in their lives.

Drew was predeceased by his Oma Heidi Ruehlicke.

Services will be held at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Avenue, Mullica Hill, NJ on Monday, October 17. Visitation will be 10:30am-12:30pm, followed by Eulogy and preparation for the offering of Funeral Mass which will begin at 1pm. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, Drew’s family requests donations be directed to York College Men’s Soccer by going to https://giving.ycp.edu/SpartanAdvance  . For Designation select: Mens Soccer. Click on “This gift is a tribute to,” then enter Drew’s name. A portion of the donations will be used to support additional causes/organizations in Drew’s memory. Donations can also be mailed to: York College, Attn: Mens Soccer Office, 441 Country Club Road, York, PA  17403.

Fertig Funeral Home


Posted by Carol Hall on October 18, 2022
We are heartbroken by the loss of Drew. He was an exceptional young man. I am praying for your family, and know he is in God’s loving hands.
Our deepest sympathies.
The family of Ian Hall
Posted by Arlene Hudak on October 17, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Drew's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we hope you'll find comfort in his memories. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

Warm regards,

Elliott and Arlene Hudak
Posted by Irmi Hummel on October 17, 2022
We are heartbroken for your family, and will continue to pray for you in the many difficult days to come. Our thoughts are with you and hope that helps you in some small way. With our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loving son, Drew, from John and Irmi Hummel

"We little knew that morning, God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you deeply, In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again."
Posted by John Wagner on October 16, 2022
Our family's thoughts & prayers are with you today & always.
Words cannot fully express the sorrow & pain you feel at this time.
Hold tight to Drew in your heart & memories.

Our deepest Sympathies,

The Family of Johnny Wagner
Posted by Niels Rühlicke on October 16, 2022
Was bleibt ist Deine Liebe
und Deine Jahre voller Leben
und das Leuchten in den Augen aller, die von Dir erzählen.

Drew wird immer in unseren Herzen bleiben! Jan, Teresa und Katie wir denken jeden Tag an Euch und umarmen Euch!

❤️ Niels und Kerstin
Posted by Fionan Costello on October 15, 2022
“Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

In such a short time you made a big impression. Thank you Drew for what you have given us. May you rest in peace.️
Posted by Mark Schlimme on October 14, 2022
Jan - my heart breaks. My son is Andrew as well. I remember our short friendship so fondly, with so much care free youthful joy. Even to this day I share your story with my own son and encourage him to push for his opportunity as you did for yours. Your legacy will endure. Much love to you.

Mark Schlimme
Columbia, MO.
Posted by SUNSHINE Safley on October 14, 2022
Our entire family is just heartbroken for all of Drew's family and friends. Drew was very well loved by all his friends on the soccer team and will be greatly missed. We are all lifting prayers up for your family. I pray you find comfort in your memories of Drew.
Our deepest sympathies,
The family of Brayden Safley
Posted by Donna Cipollone on October 14, 2022
Please know that Drew is with God and with you right now . He is surrounded by angels and he will be your angel. May God’s strength help you to endure your pain and I pray Mary fills your heart with peace.
Posted by Cindy Madara on October 14, 2022
Jan, Teresa, and Katie you will continue to be in our prayers daily - so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful son.
Cindy, Bill and Melina
Posted by maria steuber on October 13, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son. We prayer for healing for your entire family. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts. ❤️ Love, Maria, Tim and Allison

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Posted by Carol Hall on October 18, 2022
We are heartbroken by the loss of Drew. He was an exceptional young man. I am praying for your family, and know he is in God’s loving hands.
Our deepest sympathies.
The family of Ian Hall
Posted by Arlene Hudak on October 17, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Drew's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we hope you'll find comfort in his memories. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

Warm regards,

Elliott and Arlene Hudak
Posted by Irmi Hummel on October 17, 2022
We are heartbroken for your family, and will continue to pray for you in the many difficult days to come. Our thoughts are with you and hope that helps you in some small way. With our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loving son, Drew, from John and Irmi Hummel

"We little knew that morning, God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you deeply, In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again."
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