HOWLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Ruth A. Datish, 81, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at St. Joseph Health Center after a five-year battle with stage 4 breast cancer.

She was born May 15, 1940, in Neville Island, Pennsylvania the daughter of Nicholas and Cecilia Ludmann.

Ruth was a 1958 graduate of Neville Township High School and a 1962 graduate of Carlow University (Mt. Mercy College) with Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics.

She was very intelligent and a member of MENSA.

She came to the Warren area in 1975.

Ruth retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Warren after 22 years. She worked as an administrative assistant in several departments. She used her analytical skills and computer knowledge to design and implement various department computerized reports. Previously she worked at various companies in Pittsburgh, Youngstown and Warren.

Ruth was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren.

She enjoyed reading, knitting, traveling to Myrtle Beach, Chicago and Pittsburgh. Ruth was a people person and made numerous friends wherever she went.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband, Daniel E. Datish, whom she married October 12, 1974; a brother, Charles Ludman of Chicago, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Raymond Ludman.

A private service was held at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, OH 44483 or to St. Joseph Warren Hospital Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Avenue, Warren, OH 44484.

Husband Dan is extremely grateful to all the people who cared for her during her illness. A special thanks to those at the St. Joseph Warren Cancer Center and to Father Cicero for his thoughtful words.

Family and friends may visit to sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family.

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A television tribute will air Sunday, December 5, at the following approximate times: 8:58 a.m. on FOX and 9:58 p.m. on MyYTV.