Ruth Meyer

Ruth-Meyer-150x150Ruth A. Meyer, 97 of 1201 Monroe Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, two days shy of her 98th birthday, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

She was born on March 19, 1917 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Clemens and Matilda DeDecker Gerber. On October 5, 1940 she married Arnold J. Meyer, who preceded her in death in 2007. She lived most of her life in St. Marys and attended the St. Benedict’s Academy. She was a former employee of Sylvania in Emporium.

Ruth was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and served as a Eucharistic Minister there. She was also a member of the Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a loving wife and mother and she especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by three daughters and four sons; Carol (Clyde) Salandra of Brockway; Paul (Jeanne) Meyer; Kathleen (James) Hoffman; Marilyn (Edward) Gladysiewski; Donald (Nancy) Meyer; Timothy (Marsha) Meyer; and James S. (Donna) Meyer all of St. Marys. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, two step-granddaughters, and 29 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Arnold Meyer, Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Doreen McCartan; a son-in-law, Robert McCartan; a sister, Florence Nickeson; and two brothers, Harold Gerber and Vincent Gerber. She was the last member of her immediate family.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth A. Meyer will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 10:00 AM with Reverend Father Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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