George Edward Rueger
| Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester |
Titular Bishop of Maronana
|Appointed||January 16, 1987|
|Installed||February 25, 1987|
|Term ended||January 25, 2005|
|Other posts||Titular Bishop of Maronana|
|Ordination||January 6, 1958|
|Consecration||February 25, 1987|
by Timothy Joseph Harrington, Bernard Joseph Flanagan, John Aloysius Marshall
|Born||September 23, 1929|
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||April 6, 2019 89) (aged|
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
George Edward Rueger
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
George Edward Rueger (September 23, 1929 – April 6, 2019) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1987 to 2005.
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Rueger retired on January 25, 2005, and died on April 6, 2019, at the age of 89.
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|Catholic Church titles|
| Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Worcester |
2005 – 2019
| Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester |
1987 – 2005
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