He seems to me to be the angriest and most ill-tempered of all the WT presidents, especially after his stint in prison and failed prophecies.
“Regarding his misguided statements as to what we could expect in 1925, he [Rutherford] once confessed to us at Bethel, “I made an ass of myself.”” Watchtower 1984 Oct 1 p.24
A Watch Tower Society staff member said of the announcement of Rutherford's death, "It was at noontime when the family was assembled for lunch. ... The announcement was brief. There were no speeches. No one took the day off to mourn. "
Apparently he is buried in an unmarked grave that no one really knows where.
In 2002, a caretaker at the immediately adjoining graveyard answered an inquiry about Watch Tower's graveyard by noting, "I couldn't tell you who is buried on it because it has absolutely no markers or headstones".
What a wasted life.