Pauline Ruth Obituary

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HERMITAGE, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Pauline Ruth, 86, a longtime resident of Hermitage passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday morning, April 10, 2019 in Garden Way Place.

She was born in Sharon on June 29, 1932 the daughter of Paul and Mary (Galicic) Lapcevich and had attended Farrell Schools.

Pauline was a devoted mother to her family and had enjoyed baking, quilting and on weekends camping in the outdoors.

In earlier years, she had been an active member of the Hickory United Methodist Church Women; as well as, the Salvation Army.

She also spent time supporting her daughter, Paula while with M.C.A.R.

Her husband, Alfred S. “Mike” Ruth, Sr., whom she married on February 6, 1951, passed away March 26, 2001.

Mrs. Ruth is survived by her four sons, Alfred S. Ruth, Jr., Ronald A. (Robyn) Ruth all of Hermitage, Daniel L. (Deanna) Ruth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Robert M. Ruth of Lakewood, Ohio; her grandchildren, Olivia Ruth MD and Josiah Ruth; a great-grandson, Victor Ruth and by six stepgrandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her daughter, Paula J. Ruth; grandson, Kevin Ruth; sister, Frances Gaydich; three brothers, Paul Lapcevich, Jr., John Lapcevich and Frank Lapcevich and by her daughter-in-law, Susan Margaret Timko.

Friends may pay their respects on Friday evening, April 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 East State Street, Sharon.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Eau Claire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hickory United Methodist Church.

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