She graduated from Wagner College with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and earned a Masters in Special Education from Nazareth College. While at Wagner she was the President of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She taught Elementary Education in East Orange, NJ, and in Cazenovia, NY, and taught Special Education for 22 years in the Skaneateles Central School District. Ruth was a member of the American Association of University Women.
Ruth was very active in The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles. She served as an Elder, Clerk of Session, Sunday School Teacher, member of the Martha Circle, and a member of the Hand Bell Choir. She worked tirelessly in the church library, and her Bible Study lessons were always well prepared. She was the Secretary for the Cayuga-Syracuse Presbyterian Women, and in 2009, Ruth was made an Honorary Life Member of the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Ruth was an avid reader belonging to many Book Clubs, and in retirement she became an active Red Hat Lady.
A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 A.M. at The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles. There will be a reception to follow at the Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ruth’s life. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles.