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July 30, 2014
Your Mom I am sure was a wonderful person! I am sure that her children are just as great! God Bless her and all of you her loving Family.
March 14, 2014
Tooo Ruths's family-It's awesome that smiles are so very felt from coast to coast....May her family feel blessed to have had such a great Mom, she is a mother to many now...!!!!blessings...may each day be filled with joy & continued happy memories
September 17, 2013
I read this obit on the "Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader" and had to look it up. Uncle John's did not do it justice! I am certain Ruth was a special lady who brought joy into everyone's life and, even though I did not know her, I will use this obit as inspiration to live my life every day with joy and humor and to try to bring that same joy and humor to everyone I come in contact with! Thank you to Uncle John for keeping Ruth alive and thank you to the family for capturing Ruth's spirit and sharing it with those of us who did not know her personally!
August 02, 2013
So glad I'm signed up to receive a notification when someone signs the guest book. I love reading this. I hope the family keeps it going forever. I wonder if this has ever made the national news...like CNN or something. Thanks Ruth! You bring suck a smile to so many.
August 01, 2013
I was so pleased that someone made an entry to Miss Ruth, because I went back to her obit and laughed sooo hard. I would have loved this ole lady....she must have been a really cool chick. I hope to be remembered as lovingly as she is, and even tho I never met her, her spirit still shines thru to me!!!!!!
July 31, 2013
Hello,
I am searching for information regarding Libby Sechrist, and came across your mother's obituary.
I'm sorry I never knew her; I think I would have loved her.
Thank you for sharing.
December 09, 2011
So many times this obit brings me joy...Blessings to all who knew the fun lady...God bless the wonderful family too! :.) smile OHIO thanks to Ruth!!! Merry Christmas to all
Linda ~ Akron
November 22, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving Mom.We miss you everyday.In fact,the more days that go by,the more we realize how much you did for us,and how much you were there for us.Samson just had to write a time-line of his life for school.He had to come up with 10 of his most memorable moments.All on his own,he came up to me and asked,"Daddy,when did Gramma die?".He was 6 years old then.Your definitely still with him,and will always be with all of us.
I'll toast to you on Thursday,but do they still make Bud lite lime? I'll switch back to the original,Keystone Lite,yeecchh,in the plastic lined can,if I can find it in Connecticut.
November 18, 2011
Thank you Jacque for your post.
I agree - it is a great obit and she was a great person! We Miss her tremendously.
November 17, 2011
I still keep this obit in my favorites, she was such a great person, I wish I had have known her,
June 22, 2011
I truly believe Ruth is my long lost twin...what a great person...wish I could have known her, but then, I AM her ! What a blessing she must have been to all who were lucky enough to share a portion of her life. I'm lifting a Bud Lite lime in her honor...May your spirit be with us always Ruth... and may your journey continue...
March 31, 2011
To Ruth.....A stranger who's brought much joy after her earthly life to many....You make the sunshine on a cloudy day...SALUTE too family! May we all bring smiles when were gone.
Linda Akron, Ohio
March 29, 2010
In remembrance of Ruth in her perpetual youth, looking down from above with perpetual love, immortalized by family humor and laughter, we'll see ya in the Great Hereafter.
February 14, 2010
Dear family.....thanks for sharing this beautiful lady with all of us...she brings many smiles..I know your hearts are filled and will continue to spill with joy making this world a better place in rememberance of ruth....... Happy Valentines 2010
September 26, 2009
I keep this obit in my favorites. I just love to read it from time to time. What a cool lady!
September 10, 2009
No words could of said it better then Jo Dangel did. Thank you Rencevicz family for sharing Ruth. I never knew her, but she made me a happier person. Ruth I just lost Helen,someone I loved. She had your same humor. Keep her by your side. Mary Scovell, Akron,Ohio
September 09, 2009
I did not realize that a year has passed since Ruth moved on to heaven and a perpetual happy hour while her obit made the rounds. Although I did not know her, that obit still hangs on the bulletin board over my desk, and many friends have marveled at it over the last year. And friends and family have been enjoying "Ruthie" cocktails - Ruby Red Vodka with Fresca - since then as well. Thank you Rencevicz family for sharing Ruth with all of us...
September 08, 2009
Ruth,it's been one year since we hugged you "good-bye" in our driveway,not knowing that that would be our last time to see you. Our thoughts and memories of you are so vivid and strong,as I hope they always will be,that it's hard to believe so much time has passed. Before you left our house that day,you walked through the yard picking the old blooms off the flowerpots you and Jon had planted just as you had done many summers in a row. You always seemed so happy in the garden surrounded by pretty flowers and nature(void of snakes). The kids and I planted a whole bunch of tulip,hyacinth and daffodil bulbs to remind us of you when they bloom every spring. We will plant a little more every year to finally have that big bed of spring flowers you always wanted.

I'll always remember you,Ruth,as the most self-motivated,hard-working,organized and caring mother of six and grandmother of four as well as a blast to party with. My fondest memory is of you and Jon kicking it up on the dance floor at Eric & Andrea's wedding. Wherever we went or whatever party we were at,everyone always loved you and you were always a hit.

What I will forever remember about Ruth:
-Entre' of choice-Prime rib or steak-passed over the flames,the bloodier the better
-Favorite wardrobe colors-Navy blue and bright White accent red or pink
-Not big on sweets but always room for a Keystone Light
-Never seen without your make-up on
-Favorite flowers-Red,red tulips and pink or coral impatiens
-Favorite foods you made for us-Macaroni & egg,stuffed peppers,potato soup,chicken chow mein,beef stroganoff and chili(the kids favorite)
-Mayonnaise to shine your houseplants
-Parties must have shrimp cocktail on ice,deviled eggs and more food than humanly possible for your guests to finish


Casey says that she misses the times at your apartment when the two of you would stay up late watching T.V. in your bedroom eating popcorn after Samson fell asleep.

Samson misses staying with you and having grilled cheese sandwiches,yogurt and key lime pop.

I miss you,Ruth. We all miss you so much! I wish you'd walk in our house and say "Hi" in your high pitched happy tone of voice and give me the latest scoop on all your six kids and two other grandkids. Those hours were full of interesting stuff with you doing most of the talking.

I love you! We love you & miss you,
Chris,Jon,Casey & Samson
August 28, 2009
Hi Mom.Pretty hard day.I didn't expect it.I happened to drive by a lot of places today,that reminded me of you.Of course,the first had to be the oncologists office.I hadn't even realized,I'd been driving past it a couple times a week for the last 6 months.Then I went past Quaker Square,where I picked you up after all of your worldly travels.The hard one was Samson's baseball field.You never got to see him play.Worse than that,he never got to see you see him play.Went past a garden center,and all I could think of was that you didn't like mums.Of course you always told me to buy some anyway."It's not my house,do what you want".My last stop today,a Friday,was at the same place I was when I got the phone call from you telling me you have leukemia.That was also a Friday.I tried to calm you down,told you to wait for all the results to come in first.But when that didn't work,I went and bought a case of beer.A 12 pack for you,(Keystone light,the real Ruth beer)and a 12 pack for me(anything other than Keystone Light,otherwise known as real beer).I don't know if we drank it all that night.I do know we tried.

Casey was crying in bed about 2 weeks ago.She was missing you.I told her I'd been thinking a lot about you also lately,and I was very happy to know that she still felt so much for you after a years time.She misses you badly,as do I,Samson and Chris.She decided to make a small wooden box that says,"Notes for Grandma" on it.She wants us to write anything we want to you,and then put it in the box.She also wants to have keylime pie once week for dessert in memory of you.These are the things that are the toughest for me.

You never hesitated when it came to spending time with Casey and Samson.They'll never forget that.Neither will Chris and I.It's not easy finding a babysitter who will do the opposite of everything you ask,AND not get paid to do it.


So tonight is for you Mom.Bloody,rare steaks,cooked on the grill.Keystone Light(I have one left in the fridge,it's been there a year ,so it should pretty much taste the same as the fresh stuff),and keylime pie.

Happy Birthday Mom,I love you and miss you.We all love you and miss you.

Jon,Chris,Casey and Samson
August 13, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that Ruth has truly made an everlasting memory to many. I received an email in October 2008 from my Mom with Ruth's obit saying how funny this women must have been. I've kept that email since I've received it..and days when I'm upset, sad or even bored I look in my "saved funny emails" and always get a great laugh at this.

What a woman Ruth must have been! Losing a loved one is never easy, but I hope all of you know that her memory is living on in the lives of strangers who just stumble upon her very lively and playfully written obituary .. Cheers! (to floor wax.. haha)
June 17, 2009
Lisa and family, I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing!! She was a great lady and I will always remember all the great times at your house and Munroe Falls Park. She was the best cook out there!! I do feel your pain as we lost our dear brother Joe Dec. 22 due to cancer. I will always remember your mom with fond memories!! Cindy Estes Smith
February 25, 2009
This is inspirational. Ms. Rencevicz must have been an oustanding woman with an uplifting spirit! Your love for her and her exceptional humor shines through in these words.
I hope you find comfort in knowing that she continues to make people smile..even a perfect stranger. God bless. D.Markel
February 22, 2009
WOW--527 enteries---and they still are being posted! You guys made your mother remembered by everyone forever. I hope she is still having a good laugh drinking her ruby red vodka and spying upon Peter Jennings from her heavenly outpost. Cheers!
November 18, 2008
Phil & family,

Feeling nostalgic, I was Googling around and found your mom's obituary. I was sorry to see it, although there are certainly fond memories of brown bottles, a balcony and the info she shared as an agent as the brown bottles stacked up--plus the smell of the bread Phil was baking as the night wore on. Anyway, she gave me some advice which I've never forgotten:

When you are sick, go into work.
When you've had too much to drink the night before, that's when you call off sick!

So please accept my deepest sympathies. Here's to you, Ruth - thanks for the memories. Cheers!
November 11, 2008
I did not know Ruth, but I found the words so wonderfully said! I know she was loved and will be missed. I want mine to read that my life was cut short due to my kids also....great obit, greater lady!
October 22, 2008
From the looks of it, a lot of people who never got the chance to meet Ruth feel in love with her personality through this obituary. Me included. I hope those who did know her, knew how truely blessed they were.
October 20, 2008
Dear Family,
If the stories that you shared are any indication of the woman that passed, then all who were touched by her were blessed by that whitty sence of humor. She reminds me of some of my Grammy's friends! Wow this makes me miss her.
October 15, 2008
she sounds amazing! my kind of lady.
October 09, 2008
That was a great obit. I didn't even know her and she made me smile... What a great family.
God Bless
October 08, 2008
I didn't know Ruth but she sounds like she was a real hoot!! Thanks to whomever wrote the obit that you were true to Ruth and kept her spirit alive. I'm sure Heaven is a happier place for her presence. We should all live our lives to the fullest in memory of Ruth.
October 06, 2008
Dear Phil, Lisa, Sonya, Jon , Bernard and families:
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have fond memories of her and all of you. My Mom, Pat will also miss Ruth. They shared many dinners, and laughs together over the years. Ruth's obit. is awesome! It's one of a kind; just like her. Your Mom always made me laugh. My prayers are with each of you. God Bless Ruth. God Bless each of you. Love always,
October 06, 2008
Ruth was a hilarious woman yet caring. Couldn't get any better than that! I'm her best-friend Renees step-daughter. When I first met her, it seemed as though I'd known her forever. She never had a negative thought about anything, always positive in some way, shape or form. I would go over to Renees to visit and Ruth would be there. I would have the worst day possible and she would make me laugh so hard, too hard actually. She would tell me WHILE she would be smoking and drinking "Sweetie don't ever drink nor smoke!"She would be puffing on her cig with her glasses down to the tip of her nose staring at me straight faced at that! Well sorry to say Ruth...love ya and here's 3 drinks to you! :)
October 06, 2008
I never knew her but she was my kind of gal. Perhaps we can party when I soon journey to the Great Beyond.
October 04, 2008
I am so glad my sister sent me your Mother's obit. I just fell in love with Ruth. She must have been a very special woman to have had such a great love of the comedy of life. I would be thrilled to have my life summed up as wonderfully as yall did hers. I know you will miss her and that humor of hers. My prayers go out to you all. ps...hey to Donkey
October 03, 2008
I love this woman and I never met her. I wish I had had the honor!
October 03, 2008
Here's to you Ruth! Salute!
Thank you for passing on the humor that life so richly deserves! May you have the last laugh and have a safe journey home.
October 03, 2008
Oh, man! This sounds so much like my mother, who, from Denmark, brought about the complete surrender of Germany, Italy and Japan to end the big one. She must've crossed paths with Ruth at some point, maybe chasing that cute sailor in Times Square?
God bless you all today.
October 02, 2008
Ruth,

May you have the last laugh. RIP.

Mary (Denver, CO)
October 02, 2008
I do not know this lady, but I feel honored to have at least read her obit. She definitely was a unique person. Apparently some of her qualities were passed on to the person or persons who submitted her obit in this fashion. My hat's off to you. May all of her family retain their special memories of Ruth and carry on the traditions of her lifestyle.
October 02, 2008
Your family is blessed by such a force...so glad she kept her attitude!!! Life can be so draining but she found how to look at it from another angle and she must have been a joy!
October 01, 2008
You should live your life like so:, when you are born, you are crying and everyone around you are smiling. Then when you are lying there dying, you are smiling and everyone around you is crying!
Ruth obviously did just that!
October 01, 2008
Thank you for sharing a small part of the life of what must have been a wonderful interesting person. I am origionally from Akron, Ohio and reading this obit made my day. Blessings and Love.
September 30, 2008
I didn't know Ruth, and I now feel somehow cheated by that fact!! What a breath of fresh air she must have been. The world needs more people like her, it would make everyday life so much more fun to deal with. God bless you Ruth.
September 29, 2008
It has been said that a person does not want to lay in bed for five years, then go in their sleep. It is said that in our adventerous age9 us from 1933-on) prefer to slide into the gates yelling and scraming and saying "where is the party here? Ruth probably had quite a reception at the pearly gates because I'm sure a lot of her friends that made the trip before her missed her being around. Obviously, she was a fun person.
September 29, 2008
I suspect the world was a better place because Ruth was in it.
September 28, 2008
If I end up with an obituary like this one, I'll be satisfied with how I lived my life. Ruth sounds like she was an amazing woman.
September 28, 2008
What a unique way to remember her. I have always hated to see some of the pictures that people have put in the paper. I told my kids to put a picture of Marilyn Monroe in for me, but never put a picture of me . I have a great sense of humor too and admire your mom for hers.You Go Girl!!
September 27, 2008
Thank you for the memories of your mother. I pray that my girls will remember me with that much love. Ruth sounds like someone I love to know. I'm very sorry for your loss. May God's love along with your mother's love keep you smiling.
September 27, 2008
At last, an obit that really gives us a look at who the person really was. You are a truly blessed family to have had Ruth in your life. I think we could all use a "little Ruth" in our lives. I'm going out tonight...I will have a drink for Ruth.
September 26, 2008
That was absolutely a great obituary! I'm sure people don't hear that too often - we need more people in the world with that great sense of humor! I'm sure she will be sorely missed...
September 26, 2008
What a wonderful life Ruth had. Thank you all for giving us a look at her God given personality. You were very blessed.
September 25, 2008
I didn't know your mom, but I would say to her, you go girl, you are my hero, you lived life to the fullest.
September 25, 2008
This was such a treat! You had to love your mom and you knew her pretty well. What a character. Know that her life is still spreading good humor and fun. I know you miss her.
September 25, 2008
Absolutely incredible! I admire you kids & grandkids. With this attitude, you'll be fine. I miss your Mom.
September 24, 2008
My condolences on your mother's passing. What an amazing outlook on life - I hope to be like her one day! I live in CT, so maybe I'll look up Jack Black and take over!
September 24, 2008
What a wonderfully written obit. I wish I had met her. She sounds like she had quite a sense of humor. God Bless her and her family.
September 24, 2008
Life is short and precious and Ruth clearly enjoyed her time on this earth. We should all have her good sense of humor as well as whoever wrote the Obit. I look forward to meeting her someday and sharing one of those Fresca/Vodka drinks in heaven. I'll bet she's already having one big party.
September 24, 2008
I'm sorry I missed knowing her. What a great lady she must have been.
September 24, 2008
Ruth must be laughing up there! loved the obituary more people should be celebrate their loved ones life!
September 24, 2008
My sympathies to the family & friends of Ruth for your loss. Sympathies to the rest of us for our loss for never having the honor of knowing Ruth. I have forwarded this Obit to many and have kept it in my purse and read it to many people waiting in line,etc. I still laugh everytime. It's like a joke that never gets old. We need more Ruth's in the world. You know the old saying..."I wanna be like Mike..." well I wanna be like Ruth. I have a new outlook on life because of an Obituary....a special life lived. Thanks for sharing your mother with us. Cheers to Ruth !!
September 23, 2008
I have been touched by Ruth even though I never met her. In reading her obit and all the words from her loved ones and so many strangers, I realize I can only wish I had known her. She has left her legacy for the rest of us.
September 23, 2008
What a life and what a great sense of motherhood. A great loss to this world when we need more people such as Ruth.
September 23, 2008
What an amazing lady Ruth was. I can only hope her sense of humor lives on in her children's lives!
September 23, 2008
Loved the Obituary, Hopefully written by her!
Wish I had know her!
Blessings Grace
September 23, 2008
WOnderfully funny and uplifting! i wish i could have known her!
September 22, 2008
What an awesome way to be remembered! God bless ya'll.
September 22, 2008
Dear Dave and Gina,
How I would have loved to have met her. She sounds like a great lady and Beautiful with a sense of humor !!
God bless her and take her into his kingdom/. Love, Aunt Mary Semas
September 21, 2008
What a wonderful woman Ruth must have been...I am sorry I only 'got to know her' thru her obit. I'm sure she added life (and the love of it) to anyone who knew her!
September 21, 2008
What a beautiful woman Ruth was. I'm sure she will make her family laugh for many years to come when remembering her. Isn't that a lovely way to be remembered? I'm sure that she will leave signs, no doubt funny and prank a few of you even from her place in heaven. God Bless You Ruth and to her family My condolences and thank you for sharing her beautiful spirit...Dee
September 21, 2008
September 21, 2008
Here’s to you, Mom!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have wings on your back.
Ruby Red is your booze.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You are who you are.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.

But first take a look at the places you’ve been:
The happiness, the heartbreak, the Life you’ve been in.
Your childhood was tragic.
You lost your beginning.
Your mom & your dad were replaced in 1st inning.
But you dealt, you adapted, you moved forward with hope.
You learned life’s a journey.
You learned how to cope.

You were Washington bound.
All the prospects were there.
You met & you married with nary a care.
But life in the business of death was too rough.
You had Butch, you had promise, but times were so tough.
So back to the city you went on a train
And married another in a great Hurricane.

The eye of that storm was a scant 3 years old
When the next of 6 siblings came into the fold.
And you dealt, you adapted, moved forward with hope,
Learned life is a journey, you learned how to cope.

Can you see in the past?
Can you turn the clock back
To our house at 860?
It was known as The Shack.
A place with 2 bedrooms, but not one for you,
You taught us to manage.
We learned to make do.
Can you see the Thanksgiving we had such a meal:
Turkey, rice pilaf, green beans, the whole deal!
You dressed up the table with colors of fall,
And clean-up was easy!
Paper plates were your call!
Can you see all our gardens beginning to grow
From seeds that you planted and watered just so?

Now look down on your kids.
Look us over with care.
Just like you did when on earth you were there.
We’re dealing, adapting, learning to cope,
Cause you taught life’s a journey; move forward with hope.

Whatever your vista, be it gardens or shacks,
Or tables or kids or DC-bound tracks,
A look back at your life, Mom, we all shared today.
Now you’re off to Great Places!
So get on your way!

You are who you are.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.
I love you, Mom.
September 21, 2008
Ruth, my best friend! I was blessed that God put you into my life 25 years ago. You would say to me how did we stay such good friends even though there was a 30 year age difference? I would tell her you have never acted your age!!! There are not enough words to tell people how much fun she was, as well as a kind loving person. She has left me with alot of wonderful memories. She loved her children and grandchildren. They were blessed to have such a wonderfull mother and great friend that she was for all of them. Friendship has a quiet understanding through mutual confidence of sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less then perfection and allows for human weakness. I will miss you terribly-I love you.
September 20, 2008
Sincerely hope my obit is similar to Ruth's (:
September 20, 2008
RUTH SAW THE WORLD THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES,

GOD BLESS HER SOUL.......
September 20, 2008
Wish my family would have known Ruth. We appreciated humor at such a sad time. So many people have her in their thoughts and prayers. Kathy R.
September 20, 2008
Kristin and Phil,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. What a wonderful obituary and a strikingly beautiful woman.
September 20, 2008
What a life! What a memory! The Greatest generation truly understood what it was to live against all odds and make a mark for yourself no matter how big or small!
Condolences and prayers are with the family.
September 20, 2008
What an awesome lady!
To her family you are blessed to have had such a fun loving mother.
September 19, 2008
To Ruth's family: Your lives and those in her town or neighborhood where she spent her final years must really miss her and I am sure life is much duller and lacking excitement now that she has passed on.
M Ryan-Tuckerton, NJ
September 19, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 19, 2008
It sounds like I would have liked to have known this person, All I can say is WOW.
My condolences

Seldon L. Bailey, Lake Placid Florida
September 19, 2008
It was nice to see such a celebration of life. We need more people in the world like Ruth and her family! Our condolences.
September 19, 2008
Thanks for letting us "meet" your Mom. I do believe that humor heals us like nothing else (except maybe ice cream). At my Grandmother's funeral we were shushed for laughing by the funeral home. But all I can see when I think of her, is her laughing. I am routinely shushed for laughing, at work. I wish I would have worked with your Mom! She could have taken some of the heat off of me!! Thanks again!
September 19, 2008
I wish I would have met ya Ruth!

I raise my glass to you!
September 19, 2008
To the family of a well loved mother and grandmother.

To have put aside the grief that you must have been feeling and making such a touching tribute and to let the world know Ms. Ruth for just a minute, shows that she did her job here. She raised her children to not dwell on the sad, and to celebrate the happy.

Ruth sounds like she lived the life that most of us strive to live. I hope that she serves as a reminder of a life well lived to the people who's lives she touched while she was alive, and the many lives that she has touched now that she has passed.

Raise a glass to Ruth and smile.
September 18, 2008
September 18, 2008
I would like to first say that I hope she is having just as much fun in the afterlife as she had in this life. My wish is that my friends and family are able to be strong and happy for the life lived and not dwell on the sorrow. As I raise my Bud Lime... keep that sense of humor!
September 18, 2008
Hi Mom,

You said you would come to Ct to live with me when Trevor went off to college, and in some ways, I guess you did. Although none of us had any idea it was your last week of life, I feel so lucky to have spent it with you.

Even as the news of your leukemia was less than a week old, you found a way to talk about it with humor and wit. "I can't buy that", you would inform the store clerk, "I'm moving soon!"

It seems, looking back, that you were determined to come to Ct to die. In spite of exhaustion, you insisted we leave a day earlier than planned, ("let's be spontaneous"), and once on the highway, you refused to let me turn around when we hit a traffic jam (consisting mostly of trucks, of which you are terrified). "Don't you dare, don't you even think of it" you shot back at me from the rear seat of the car, where you sat for any and all highway travel.

Your first words the following morning were "I'm so glad to be here" and by that afternoon you were in the hospital. You would not be seen without makeup and you never wanted to be a burden and in leaving home at the end, you took care of both yourself and others.

I picked up the phone to call you this past Sunday, as usual. An old friend re-surfaced and I HAD to share it with you and then I remembered...

You will always be with me. And so close, we were, I know what you would have said anyway.

You knew I loved you, but be certain, you were never a burden. I have my notes out now, notes taken on trips to your childhood and through the years over cans of Keystone Light, when, as each of us got a little older, a little more truth would emerge. I will write that story of your amazing life.

Thank you for all that you taught me, through the good, mediocre and bad, and for being the best grandmother my son could ever have. You were "two peas in a pod".

Lastly, what speaks volumes about your presence in our lives, is that all six of your children worked together, respected you above all else and each other, agreeing about everything, when it really mattered.

I love You
September 18, 2008
What a hoot...Sounds like a wonderful lady, who chose to live her life to the fullest. Cheers, Ruth...I bet you're making the angels laugh.

From a Tallmadge, OH resident...
September 18, 2008
This obit was sent to me from a friend in CA. Wow-Ruth was my kind of gal. She and my mama are having a laugh together. She was a beautiful lady.
September 18, 2008
It's not often that you have the opportunity to note perfection...

Ruth's obitiuary was one of those opportunities!
September 18, 2008
To the Donkey (Always address the circus child first) and the rest of the siblings,

What a true Legacy of Ruth you have started here.I just know this is an Oprah opportunity!You must put this remembrance book in print, in memory of your Mother,along with pictures and her mouthy,witty quips.I see it now,screenplay,movies and more books,calendars and cards.You see your mom left you something here,Her always in your heart and smiles,laughter upon the lips of strangers.

I am writing because I did the same thing to and for my Fathers death,only thing back then people did not see thru our hearts and humour, sigh and smile.

People just didn't understand why there was laughter coming from the front pew during the mass.
Couldn't the see?
Her death had been a shock and here we all were,watching the priest load the altar boys incense burner and load it and load it.
As they walked around her ornate 'rose embellished colored casket'doing the prayers to send her on to heaven.I noticed my dear Fathers shoulders heaving,I reached forward to hold and hug him when I heard him laugh. It was just like her and him to take such pain and turn it always in to laughter,smiles,and warm hugs to such broken hearts.

So to all of you wonderful children of Ruth,I can not wait to read more on the 'Ramblings of Ruth'.Let the world wear 'R.O.R.'T-shirts and roar Party on,party on sweet Ruth!

Moje Kohum`sare`,
Marushka Pyscynski

P.S.
I am sending this on to Oprah,(truth),think of me as I am jobless when you negotiate.Laughs.
September 18, 2008
I would like to meet the family member(s) that wrote this obituary and have them write mine! My thoughts are with the family, I wish I had had the chance to meet Ruth.
September 18, 2008
Rencevicz Family: You have my condolences. Ruth was one great lady that will surely be missed. I know you will cherish her memory. Behind the pearly gate they are saying,"Let The Party Begin". I too will raise a glass and make a toast to you Ruth.Three cheers to Ruth,"Here's To You Kid". May God Bless and Keep You All.
September 18, 2008
I never knew Ruth, but now I wish I had. Thanks for sharing her irreverent attitude with us all. Bless you, and her.
September 18, 2008
Thank you for sharing this unique perspective on life.....Ruth, cheers to you as I raise my glass!! You were the kind of woman I strive to be!
September 17, 2008
To the family my best....the koolaid kid.....Cheers miss RUTH...............
September 17, 2008
What a cool legacy to not only make people happy in life, but even in her death she is bringing joy to others. When my husband died, people told me after that going to his funeral, was like going to a comedy club because people laughed so hard at the Scott stories. Now Im sure that all the wind we had on Sunday was really just Scott and Ruth Rocking Heaven! Thanks for bringing so many total strangers happiness even in your grief.Ruth is now an internet hero, with her obituary being sent to everyone on the worldwide web. God Bless you all.
September 17, 2008
After reading Ruth's obituary I rejoiced in having the opportunity to know of her and experience her approach to life. And what a wonderful woman she must be to continue to humor, inspire and enlighten people with such irreverence and originality after passing. We celebrated Ruth's life and memory by having a drink in her honor as she suggested. My brother is still recovering from the floor wax. (what a lightweight)
September 17, 2008
you don't know me but your mothers obituary was forwarded onto me in Utah. I wanted you to know just how much I enjoyed her obituary and what a fun lady she must have been. Our best wishes to you and your family
September 17, 2008
what a well-lived & joy-full life! How blessed her family & friends have been to have had her in their lives.
September 17, 2008
Ruth must have been a "hoot" and I would have loved knowing her. How great that her family wrote this obituary in the style that Ruth lived her life, with zest and fun.
September 17, 2008
Ruth What a wonderful tribute your family has put together for us to know you a little better.
September 17, 2008
Ruth I hope your reading all these letters from heaven. You have touched so many people. I'm sorry I never got to meet you. I saved your obituary and reread it often. It makes me laugh everytime. I thank you for the smiles you've given me. CHEERS TO YOU! I can't wait to meet you one day. Say hi to my dad for me. lol.
September 17, 2008
May the joy and laughter that this remarkable woman apparently shared with family and friends help to ease the pain in your hearts. I loved the throwing rocks part - I think I'll do that to my grandson!!! There's another angel floating around now!
September 17, 2008
Bravo to such a woman! Her obit gave us much happiness and laughter even as we face our own loss.Thank you for such an entry that honours this beautiful person can't wait to meet her in the future.Our thoughts go out to those who lost such a wonderful person.
September 17, 2008
God blessed your Mother with such a wonderful sense of humor! You are so fortunate to have had her in your life. I will always remember this lady and try a little harder to look at "the lighter side of life"
Thank you, Ruth, for enlightening me.
I look forward to meeting you one day, but until then...CHEERS!!!
September 17, 2008
This was absolutely beautiful...I should hope to have the same sense of humor in my obit.

Here's a "round" to you my dear...

Marcia Yuill (Port Orange Florida)

She's traveled near and far and she didn't even know it...HA! HA!
September 17, 2008
Wow - what a teriffic lady Ruth must have been! I raise my glass in honor of her!
September 17, 2008
Right now my only regret in life is that I never met Ruth! I know we would have gotten along very well! Hats off to you, Ruth! Life is too short and it sounds like you had a full one. What a lucky family to have had you all those years! God bless!
September 17, 2008
I am sorry I missed meeting her. Sounds as though we would have had some fun.
September 17, 2008
I would have LOVED to have known this woman.....3 cheers to her, and I WILL raise my glass to her and her wonderful sense of humor....God bless Ruth's whole family for what they had and lost...
September 17, 2008
Although I did not know your mother, I wanted to let you know that I felt as though I was a part of your family as I read her delightful obituary. She was obviously a vibrant, fun-loving person, and I chuckled to myself more than once. Losing a loved one, and particularly a parent, is such a difficult thing to go through, so it is good to see that your memories of her are filled with fun and good times. Those memories will bring you much happiness and comfort in the weeks and months to come. God bless!
September 17, 2008
I pray Ruth's family is able to find comfort during their lost remembering what a wonderful life she lived.
September 17, 2008
Ruth sounds truely loved. I can only hope my children and grandchildren will capture my life as well as you have of you Mothers.
September 16, 2008
My condolences to Ruth's family and friends. I am sorry that I never knew her as she sounds like she was a great lady.
September 16, 2008
I raised my glass and made a toast to Ruth and the life she led. I didn't know her but she sounds like an amazing woman.
September 16, 2008
Ruth's obituary made it to me via a posting on my Genealogy Board.

By the sound of things, Ruth must have been a real ray of sunshine in the lives of her family and everyone she came in contact with. Didn't know her, but I miss her already....
September 16, 2008
Well i didn't know Ruth but i sure wish i did.Her family must be blessed to have a mother so full of life.I hope one day we can meet in heaven.May god bless you all.From a new friend in Florida.
September 16, 2008
God Bless Ruth, and her awesome family that wrote this obit! Had a customer tell me about this today, and then a friend e mailed it to me. I think we should have "Ruth Rencevicz day", and drink a toast. I really wish I could have hugged this lady..Floor wax it is!
September 16, 2008
Ruth was mom to Bernard, one of my brother Mark's childhood friends. She must have been a fine woman to raise kids that could be such fine friends. Condolences to the Family.
September 16, 2008
Oh Ruth...you were my kind of people! I didn't know you, but I was raised by a family with a great sense of humor. My Dad taught me: why be normal(?), don't take yourself too seriously, be a legend in your own mind, etc. and he liked a good "Cha Ching" aka BS! He is gone now too but this keeps us connected and I try to live my life the same way. To the family...keep smiling and laughing for she certainly lives on in all of you! And, Ruth, if you see Jaybird, please feel free to cook up some new antics to send back to us! Have fun!
September 16, 2008
Ruth must have been an extraoridinary woman! I have to say that this is a most wonderful idea & I hope that Ruth and her family do not mind if I borrow her idea for when it's my time. Not yet 41, so hopefully I won't see Ruth for a while! When I do, I'm sure that she'll be smiling and laughing! :) Love, peace and happiness to her terrific family! God bless and keep the laughter going!!!
September 16, 2008
My condolences to Ruth's family. It has been too many years since I saw Lisa and Bernard, but as I remember them, Ruth's spirit will continue to live on in them.
September 16, 2008
I didn't know Ruth personally, but I can tell she was my kind of gal, and one can only hope to live a life as fully as she did, and die peacefully and as well-loved after such a wonderful a life. Thank you for sharing her with the world!! Thoughts and prayers to you, Ruth's family....
September 16, 2008
A toast to you Dear Lady! ... Heaven is now even more joyous than before!
September 16, 2008
I only knew Ruth from her Obit, but she sounds like a wonderful, fun-loving person! I was from the same area in Ohio, so our paths may have crossed at one time. Hope to see you in Heaven, Ruth, and maybe share a laugh or two!
September 16, 2008
Fantastic, very good perspective.
September 16, 2008
Ruth was once my best friend's mother-in-law. I was lucky enough to visit her and her wonderful kids when they lived in Cuyahoga Falls many years ago. Going to Cedar Point and drinking Ben's homemade wine (Catupo) are some of my fondest memories. She was always laughing....and I bet she still is. What a wonderful woman and a what a loving tribute from her family. Can't wait to find her in heaven.
September 16, 2008
To The Family of Ruth-----Oh Ruth, what will all of us as your neighbors on the third floor of the apartment building where you lived do without you??? You knew what was going on in all our lives and now we have no one to tell us about all of us!!! Where will we get our news from now? Worse yet, you were so secretive that none of us even knew for sure that you were sick!! Boy could you keep a secret when it came to yourself!!! And you went away to Connecticut and died quietly leaving all of us behind stunned and in shock!! To be sure, we have years of memories concerning you and we will pass them on in time. Right now, however, we are grieving right along with your loved ones and are missing her terribly. To be sure, you will not be forgotten and you enriched all our lives even when you learned things about us that we wished you hadn't known! You were, dear Ruth, larger than life itself and we all feel certain we will be meeting you again someday.
September 16, 2008
We didn't know Ruth, but from her obit, I think we missed something significant. Our condolences to her family, who will obviously miss her significantly, but will relish having shared her spirit and sense of fun for 80+ years. And she left with everyone smiling!
September 16, 2008
Ruth,
Giant Eagle will not be the same without you. We were always so happy to see you. You knew how to turn a rotten day into a great one. You will be missed. A toast... to Ruth!
September 16, 2008
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I noticed Ruth's photo when I was reviewing the obituaries, and I thought to myself that that is the kind of picture I would want in the paper when I pass on. I kept looking for the specific obituary I was looking for. Then, I received Ruth's notice via email and cracked up! Good for you! And good for Ruth!
September 16, 2008
Awesome sense of humor, and life most obviously!
-Jim F. Higy, Akron Ohio/Dallas Texas
September 16, 2008
With our deepest sympathy on the passing of someone that was clearly a delightful and fun loving person. You have our sincere condolences
September 16, 2008
I'm having a shot of floor wax now in her honor. Cheers
September 16, 2008
Dear Rencevicz Family--
You have my deepest sympathy over your loss. I heard about this obit from a neighbor before I saw it. I do not subscribe to the Beacon, but a teacher posted it in our copy room with the comment, "We should all be so lucky." I was stunned when I realized that I grew up with this family! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, and I will definately have a Bud Light in honor of Ruth. (No lime, though!)
September 16, 2008
Wow! What a woman she must have been! Her love and legacy will live long. I hope to be just like her, although I'm past child-bearing years, so I'll have to adopt an orphan from the circus.
By the way, my family is from West Virginia, and to reassure the family, she had a great time with us, that' s why she never complained. There are a few "down home" that speak to this day of Granny Ruth.
September 16, 2008
Ruth was once my mother-in-law. She will be sadly missed by everyone that even stood in a grocery line with her! To her kids (I know you are all grown up but in my mind you will always be kids) I send my deepest sympathy. She was the best part of my marriage (sorry Butch). She could make a rock laugh. I will certainly be drinking to her memory tonite. Love to you all, Gail
September 16, 2008
Ruth sounds like a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers go out to you. It reminded me of my granfathers funeral a few years ago when we were laughing at the different memories that we had of him and the pastor came up and said that it was nice to see familys laughing at this time over silly memories. My mother had a heart of gold too . She gave to everyone so much . unfortunealy for some they didn't realize it until she was gone. I used to give her a rose every week when i got paid to say thank you. Her strength and laughter remain with me still and its been 20 years . God bless each and every one of you continue on with your mothers legacy it will see you through
September 16, 2008
I want to be like Ruth when I grow up, and I'm 60! Oh, wait,...sounds like Ruth didn't want to grow up, either! Like Auntie Mame always said:"Life's a banquet!...only most poor suckers are starving to death!"...Bless you, Ruth, for partaking of the banquet of life and never starving! And, it sounds as if your children are carrying on your teachings and have learned to partake also. Those who knew and loved you are honoring you better than any Queen could have asked for...here's lookin' at you kid!
September 15, 2008
First of all I would like to give my deepest sympathy. I didn't know your mother, but boy do I wish I had. She sounds like she was a barrell of laughs. Keep your head held high. I am sure she is looking down upon you.
by far the bet obit I have ever read
September 15, 2008
Phil and Kristin, Sorry for your loss, but What a great eulogy! Life had to be extremely interesting. Sounds like she lived a great life!! Prayers Aunt Pat and Uncle Skip
September 15, 2008
What a wonderful obit! Ruth's sense of humour is priceless. Cherish it always. Cheers!
September 15, 2008
I knew you as Mom,friend,babysitter to our kids,our dogs,even our fish,when needed.You were the gardener who said you knew nothing about plants,the chef who said you just threw things together,and the grandmother that spoiled our children rotten.You were a friend to our friends,they missed you when you weren't around.You were the driving instructor,the dog trainer,the doctor,the antagonist and the critic.You were Mom,and you were the life of the party.Thanks Mom,I love you,I'll see you in the movies.
September 15, 2008
What a wonderful woman she was. I love how you and she chose to remember her. God Bless
September 15, 2008
Jon Kris & Family, What a fantastic tribute to a wonderful and fantastic lady!!!! You hit the nail with this one!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!! Your Mom will me missed but never forgotten!!! With Love Tracy
September 15, 2008
I'm saving Ruth's obit. I'm going to try and emulate her to the greatest possilbe degree. And, even though I won't be able to do everything, I 'm going to SHAMELESSLY PLAGERIZE and submit her obit as my own.

MMO
Columbia, SC
September 15, 2008
Bernard,

I am certain that Mark and your mom are sharing quite a few laughs in heaven! May we toast them often and with great love and affection. I always enjoyed working with your mom at Sears and Mark always spoke fondly of times spent at your home. Best wishes to you and your family.
September 15, 2008
Party on Ruth. She sounds like she was a great lady and I love the write up of her obit. I would have loved to meet her while she was here on this earth, maybe in the after life.


My thoughts are with her children who will surely miss her.

Joanne Vaughn (Ashland, Pennsylvania)
September 15, 2008
Heaven just became a little more rowdier and a lot more funnier! It would be great if ALL of us could look at our lives and passings this way.

~ May her memory be eternal ~
September 15, 2008
I did not know Ruth. I do wish I had got to meet her on this earth. I will have a toast to her and to you her wonderful family for sharing her memory. What a wonderful legacy she has left alive in her family. This earth may have lost a light but heaven has surely gained a star.
September 15, 2008
I would have loved to know her. She seems like quite a character.
September 15, 2008
here's a bud for you!!!!!!!!! hope you have a great after life
September 15, 2008
I didn't know her but her obit makes me wish I had. What a woman! Sounds like everyone who knew her was lucky. A presence larger than life, indeed.
September 15, 2008
WOW!!! What a lady. I received this today in an email. Never met Ruth but i will someday in heaven. How good was she making margaritas? Hope she has one waiting when i get up there. Beautiful and loving was this obit..I might start writing mine now so my family doesn't mess it up. :) In all seriousness, I lost my Mom this year too. My heart goes out to each of you. She sounded like my kinda gal. She and her humor will be greatly missed on this old earth. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. You go girl. Our Heavenly Father called and you obeyed His call.:) God must surely be giggling with her presence. God bless all of you.
September 15, 2008
What a wonderful obituary! No doubt that she is smiling from up above.
September 15, 2008
What a great lady! I wish I had known her. I'd have been proud to share a Fresca and Vodka with her
September 15, 2008
Did not know her - wish I did. She sounds like she was a real hoot. I hope she is drinking some top-shelf stuff up in heaven. My sympathies to the family. God bless.
September 15, 2008
I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting Ruth through my friend, Renee. She was a very special lady with a no-nonsense look on life and the best sense of humor. She would have loved all of this. My condolences to all of you!
September 15, 2008
WOW !!! What a time there having in heaven since Ruth arrived. How wonderful to be able to write such a great obituary, you were obviously sure she was going to heaven. She sounds like she was heaven on earth as well. I lost my mom in 2004, and havent found her yet, a little humor from my end....but really on the day of her funeral we went back to the house and looked at old pictures and laughed and carried on, and just remembered all the GREAT memories. I pray God fills this HUGE void in your life, but am happy to know my mom will have the honor to meet her.
September 14, 2008
I did not know Ruth, sad to say...my condolences to her family...but what a life, what a legacy! What a smile I have on my face as I read her obit and all these pages in her guest book. Quit drinking 23 years ago, so like another fellow said; I'll have a glass of floor wax in her honor. I wish all mothers could have a bit of Ruth in them. I am putting this Guest Book in my "favorites" to lift my spirits whenever I'm feeling down.
Life is way too short; thank you Ruth for reminding me of that and may your family be blessed by this outpouring of love and appreciation for their sweet mother.
September 14, 2008
I was a friend and neighbor of Ruth's at Tallmadge Oaks Apartments. Every line in her obit. made me laugh as if I were talking to her in person!! She was a wonderful friend and a big help to me when I first moved into Tallmadge Oaks. She always made sure I got to all the apartment social events.
September 14, 2008
Save me a seat Girlfriend!! LOve you, lots of us are in the same situation................. Sylvia
September 14, 2008
Remember always, Life is short!

You only make one trip thru! There are no dress rehearsals!

Let the good times roll!
September 14, 2008
Your love of life was incredibly inspirational Ruth.. We didn't know you but would have enjoyed drinking these Bud Light Limes with you...
September 14, 2008
How fortunate you all were to have such a fun-loving Mother. I wish I had been lucky enough to know her. Her wit and humor certainly put life in perspective. Your loss is certainly heaven's gain!
September 14, 2008
God Bless You Ruth In God's Kingdom!! We know it will be a wonderful time when we can all meet you and have a drink together.
Kudos to the family for showing the humor and love for life of Ruth.
Hugs,
GrammieChickie
September 14, 2008
My deep felt sympathy is sent to you for losing someone as fantastic and funny as Ruth. I would love to have known her. Her humor reminds me a lot of my own and I think her obit is absolutely marvelous...what an inspiration! Thank you for sharing Ruth with everyone!
September 14, 2008
Humor.. What a great legacy to leave behind! This makes me want to write my own obit for future use.. now if my kids would just honor the request to publish it! lol You all did your mom a great justice in sharing her life. God bless you all and Ruth, too!
September 14, 2008
Didn't know her... wish I had! am so proud of what her life was... especially the contributions to the well being of the neighborhood. Was she genetically connected with "Maxine"? (MY hero and role model)
September 14, 2008
Wow, what a woman she was. I hope you all learned from her.
Enjoy life to the fullest and make it the best you can.
I will toast her with a glass of first line scotch.
May the family miss her to the fullest.
Paul,
anderson s.c.
September 14, 2008
My sympathies to you for the loss of such a strong woman. This obituary shared Ruth's legacy with so many and we are all touched. Her sense of humor transcends mortality.

May we all live as she lived, and be remembered as she is remembered.
September 14, 2008
I can only hope she will be one of the 5 people I meet in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with her wonderful family, you all are very special people that have made her proud.
September 14, 2008
I do believe I lost my soul mate. I was born too late, she too early, but mercy, what serendipity we would have sparked had we coincided in time and in love. This obituary, however, serves as a template for how I should live out the remainder of my days...with irreverence, with gusto, and a dash of properly placed contempt. I salute you, Ruth.
September 14, 2008
Blessings to Ruth and her family - I think I might be another illegitmate child of hers! Laughter truly is the best medicine.
September 14, 2008
I'm still wiping away the tears (of laughter!) - this chick totally ROCKS! She's gotta be "killing" them on the other side!
September 14, 2008
Phil and Kristin,

Our familys thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time of loss. Your mom however, seemed like a wonderful, carefree, full of life person who appears to have never sweated the small stuff and enjoyed life to its fullest while she was here. God bless her for all she has accomplished in her life. We should all be so lucky.
September 14, 2008
I did not know Ruth, and was told about this obit by a friend...but I do know that there are usually two kinds if people in this world: those who get the joke, and those who don't. It would seem that Ruth was indeed one of us that do...I am sure that I would have loved her! In her honor, a friend bought some Ruby Red and Fresca, and we "Ruthenized" ourselves last night in her honor. Thank you for sharing someone who lived so very out loud...it is the way that I too would wish to be honored and remembered. God bless.
September 14, 2008
I came upon this by accident.... but I can only wish to leave such a legacy of laughter behind! Good thoughts to all the people left behind!
September 14, 2008
When I die, I will aspire to an obituary that will be half as wonderful as this one. Ruth, I know that you must be drinking Ruby Red Vodka and Fresca with all your friends in heaven. (Let the dog and cat try some.)
May Ruth's humor sustain you on those dark days. Sincerely, Peg Wartell
September 14, 2008
Like so many people who have felt the need to respond to her obit..I want to say I don't care if she's gone. I am voting for her for president! I finally found my choice!God bless you for writing her story the way SHE would have wanted it.Ruth-Ya did it right.. with STYLE!Here's to all of you! My Dad would have loved this obit.
September 14, 2008
I never met this lady but sure wish I had. To live life with that kind of joy and vengeance is truly a blessing that doesn't seem lost on her family. If even a little bit of her p&v rubbed of on her family, then you're all alot better off. As I said, I never met her but i will miss her.
September 14, 2008
What a grand dame. I salute you with a clink of my cranberry and vodka. May your last journey be as exciting as the first part of your life.

JJP formerly of Akron
September 14, 2008
I have worked almost 10 years in the cemetery/funeral business. Your mom's obituary and the mass response to it are testament to the fact that humor and individualism are eternal gifts, and that a live fully lived should always be celebrated. Our world is the poorer for her loss; our heaven the richer.
September 14, 2008
I never met Ruth, but that's one heck of an obituary! My condolences to her family.
September 14, 2008
I have sat here for the last several hours reading every tribute to Ruth Rencevicz. I can't begin to count the number of different states comments were received from. I have never seen an obituary about anyone that created such an outpouring of caring by total strangers.

I didn't know Ruth but she sounded like someone I would have really liked. I, like so many others, have saved both her obit and the great article written by Jewell Cardwell in the Akron Beacon Journal.

To Ruth's family -- you have so many memories of growing up with such a unique mother. There will always be a little bit of pain on her loss, but there will be greater memories. My sincerest sympathy to all of you.

A toast to you, Ruth, with a glass of wine.
September 14, 2008
I saw this by pure accident. Thank you for sharing. Laughter truly is the best medicine we can receive.
September 13, 2008
To Ruth's Family:

Please accept my sympathy on this occasion of Ruth's passing. Take comfort in the knowledge that she led an interesting life, fulfilled by her family's love. Although I never met her, I am taking this opportunity to drink a toast to her memory, although not with the specific beverages she described. May Peace be with you.
September 13, 2008
Oddly enough I found Ms Ruth on Myspace.com ! All I can say is I hope Ruth found my grandmother up there and the two of them are having a ball. Look for the lady with the Schlitz Tall Boys Ruth, her name is Harriet !! Blessed be to one and all for loving Ruth enough to share the very best !!
September 13, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know Ruth, by reading her obituary I can tell I would have loved her spirit and spunk. Bless you for carrying out her wishes, no matter what anyone else thinks!
September 13, 2008
It makes me sad that I never met Ruth because it sounds like she was a total riotous ton of fun and laughter! I have an obsession with obituaries and read them daily in Akron, Ohio and this obit was the Grand Pubah of all obits from time immemorial! Thanks for the gut busting laughter I experienced while reading it and the author should write a book!
September 13, 2008
God is probably glad to have Ruth and her humor up there with him when he deals with all the problems of the earth! My prayers are with all of you, especially Jon.
September 13, 2008
To the family and many new FRIENDS.....Ruth had a covert exit her way...blessing to all.....keep smiling..........yardsale Linda
September 13, 2008
I have read many obituaries because genealogy is my hobby, but I have never seen one quite like this. Those of us who never knew Ruth wish we had. My condolences to the family. You lost a wonderful lady.
September 13, 2008
I can't help but add to the prolific outpouring of love and admiration for Ruth (who I've never met) as well as her family! Her children SURELY inherited her approach to life as I'll bet ONE of them (or all) wrote this exceptional obit about their Mother! God Bless you all and I look forward to, one day, seeing Ruth and crying "Aha!! You're exactly as they described!!"
September 13, 2008
G Chernish from Olean NY I am sorry for your lost.
September 13, 2008
God Bless this HAPPY family.....Ruth is lol....You all helped in her covert exit!!!!!....God speed............Yardsale Linda
September 13, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Lisa and Bernie at Preston, Sill and Cuyahoga Falls High School. My memory of your mom is that she was the mom with the VW bus in the days before mini vans. She seemed to be the taxi mom that everyone loved. Hope you all know how much laughter here obit brought to so many people. It sounds like she was a hoot.
Marie (Rubino) Ostapowicz
September 13, 2008
God bless ya, Ruth. I only wish when my time come I can go out as a class person like you.

Yea Ruth!!!
September 13, 2008
Ruth -
Love you, man!
All thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful fabulous family you've left behind.
I am also a former resident of Tallmadge, Ohio - born and raised there - and can understand the yelling at the neighbors.
You go girl - knock 'em dead in heaven!
September 13, 2008
My condolences to your family Ruth...I wish the same outlook at their calling as yours and pray for them now at your passing. I would like to be remembered in the same way and hope my family finds as much peace in my passing knowing that I am with my God and watching over them as Ruth is her family. Thank you all for sharing her life with us and know that you all have found friends you'll have for the rest of your life because your Mom was who she was. A huge toast to Ruth from us all to a woman of great insight to have known that leading life as she did would make her so remembered in death..From a Mom and Grandma in Central Florida...Kitty C
September 13, 2008
Drinking a Bud Light Lime to Ruth.
September 13, 2008
god must of smilled when he saw ruth coming through the golden gate. the world needs more people like her in it. i am very sorry for your loss.
September 13, 2008
I didn't know you Ruth,wish I had - maybe you would have stalked me.
As my dad would have said "Lets put the plug in the jug after we have a nip and a nap " See you soon.
Piney Woods, Burnt House, W.Va
September 13, 2008
Seems like quite a character.
September 13, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Lisa and
Phil and Grace. Ruth was my sons
mother in law. What a great lady! I
really enjoyed her obit. as it was so
like her. She was a beautiful lady and
will be missed by all. Godspeed Ruth.
September 13, 2008
The world has obviously lost a wonderful woman. I know we would have been great friends had I only known her. There's no telling what sort of mischief we could have instigated together! She is undoubtedly smiling upon her family for the magnificent tribute! I should be so lucky!

Judy (Louisville, KY)
September 13, 2008
I want to hang with her family - any time.
September 13, 2008
I did not know Ruth, but I sure like her style.
September 13, 2008
I have no memories of your mother, nor have I ever met her. I can only hope to live a life as full and meaningful as she did. So today, I will listen to rap music at nearly inaudible decibels and throw rocks at the residents of Bethany Nursing home, because those folks can't keep their underwear out of sight either. I can tell she would have approved...enjoy your memories!
September 13, 2008
Heaven and all her angels are having fun with your Mother today!
God Bless you all!
September 13, 2008
Dear Rencevicz family,

I was in the hospital when I was given a paper to read. I was reading the obits and I was drawn to a picture of a very beautiful lady.
I can't think of a better tribute you could have given to your mother. I have forwarded this on to numerous
friends so they can enjoy the humor life has to offer. You all must be amazed that Miss Ruth has affected so many people. I hope you all continue to live your lives like your mother taught you.
September 13, 2008
This obit uses humor, not tears, to convey the joy of having had Ruth Elizabeth living among us on this earth. She certainly was a brave lady, speaking up and acting on things that moved her. That somebody wrote such a unique and insightful piece to remember her in death speaks of her wisdom in choosing people to share her life. Ruth Elizabeth is one person I wish I had met. Godspeed.

EarthWWWalker
September 13, 2008
This is the best obit I have ever read. Bless your family for sharring your beautiful outlook on life & death. Thank God your Mother was born. How lovely to give & share such joy.
September 13, 2008
I hope her bell rings soon so that she can have her wings!
September 13, 2008
Bernard and family-
My parents showed your mom's obituary in the Akron paper and I felt I needed to contact you. My condolences to you and your family on your loss. It sounds like she led a full and happy life.
Bernard, its probaly been over 30 years since we talked. Lets change that.
September 13, 2008
This is the kind of obituary I'd like to have for myself.
Bless her
September 13, 2008
I would like to share that this was an absolutely phenominal eulogy and it is being passed around the internet. I am sad not to have known ruth. God Bless Ruth and all that knew and loved her. Regina Saunders
September 13, 2008
I truly wish I had known your mother. She must have been amazing. Laughter gets you through every day and she has brought joy to people she never met through her children and this tribute to her. May God bless you during this time.
September 13, 2008
Ruth seemed like a funny and gifted lady to be able to touch people even in her death. I'm sorry all of us did not get to know her. But it looks like her stalking of Jack Black worked! He signed the guesbook!

I bet she is getting a kick out of that one at The Golden Gates Bar and Grill!

Cheers to Ruth and her family! May the aliens come for all of us!
September 13, 2008
I never met your mother, but based on her obituary; I wish I had. She sounded like a wonderful woman full of joy and mischief.
September 13, 2008
I'm sorry for your loss - but happy that you shared Ruth with us.

A toast:

"Here's to Ruth, who I didn't know but I wish I had! May the memory of your life, and your sense of humor, remain with your progeny through many generations."
September 13, 2008
To Ruth's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. What a fantastic way to celebrate your mom's life. I happened to come across the story of her obit and thought what a wonderful lady and family to honor her in this way. I am forwarding this to all on my email. Thank you so much for sharing part of your mom with us, wish I'd known her. God bless all of you.
September 13, 2008
I will have a BUD LIGHT on her, or with her because I know shel'l enjoy.
September 13, 2008
Ruthie, alot of us Aliens here in Almost Heaven, West Virginia are drinking a Bud Lite in your honor, we will lift our glasses high to celebrate a life well lived. God Speed Ruthie. Our condolences to your family.
September 13, 2008
Laughter through tears is one of life's best medicines. My condolences on your loss of such an apparent character. What a loss for those of us who did not know her, as well. Cheers!
September 13, 2008
The wit and spirit of your mother is touching others through this wonderful glimpse of her life. Her obit is such a loving tribute... She sounds like she was a great lady! Sorry for your loss.
September 13, 2008
Thank you for sharing the wonderfulness of your mom. This is one I'll never forget and will think about her often. She must have been so full of life and laughter. It will be here for you and us long after. May we all have a better day after reading this.
September 13, 2008
News of this memorial has made it to Tampa FL. What a great way to honor someone who clearly had an incredible zest for life. While reading the tribute to Ruth, I realized I went to school with Jon. Falls High, class of '81. My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of an apparent legend. Sounds like she had an unmatchable sense of humor.
September 13, 2008
How lucky you all are to have had her! I extend my condolences onthe loss of such a marvelous woman.
September 13, 2008
I didn't know Ruth( a loss to me) but I know I would have liked her. I am a senior citizen and I compliment you on the obit. It sure shows LOVE! Enjoy her life '
memories'.
September 13, 2008
Greetings,
What a wonderful woman and Mom. What a loss to your family and yet what a memory of her you will have Always. Those who knew Ruth were blessed; those that never met her will forever have a void in their lives that can never be filled. Heaven must be rejoicing at this very moment, and our Heavenly Father must be making some adjustments.
It has always been my beliefs that humor IS the answer to everything. If we just learn to take life as it comes and as a joke that has been played on us, we will be much happier.
It was very good of you to mention “Sammy” and include him in this of loss. I hope he is doing well.
I never met Ruth in person, I only saw glimpse of her during our Alien abductions. I remember one time her commenting to one of the Aliens how much she enjoyed his Chevy and the 8 track playing Low Rider, and how we enjoyed the ride in the trunk back home and the smell of tacos and tequila coming from the back seat.
As for my way of honoring Ruth, I will keep a ready supply of rocks for the saggy pants boys!
Well I will close with this, God Bless Ruth and in the coming months and years, keep in mind that “When darkness falls, it is the mighty candles that become the beacons that help us find our way.”
God Bless you all, Don
September 13, 2008
The regular afternoon crowd at Ken Stewart's Grille will raise a glass to Miss Ruth today. A toast to a woman who lived life to the fullest and her family that carries on the tradition!
September 13, 2008
TO THE FAMILY OF RUTH,SHE MUST OF BEEN THE MOTHER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD,WHEN GROWING UP,I HAVE A SINCE OF HUMOR LIKE THAT TOO,PEOPLE LIKE US MAKES THIS WORLD MORE BAREABLE TO LIVE IN, LAUGHTER IS THE CURE FOR ANYTHING.YOUR MOM WILL LIVE ON IN ALL OF YOU,MY GOD BLESS AND KEEP ALL SAFE,JUST THINK YOUR MOM IS NOW A ANGEL FLYING AROUND,CAN SHE FLY?SHE WILL BE LOOKING OUT FOR ALL UNTIL YOU ALL MEET AGAIN ONE DAY.HAVE A DRINK ON RUTH.
September 13, 2008
Imagine...30 pages of guest book entries!!! I only hope to inspire that much interest after I'm gone!! This woman must have been extaordinary...or had a very well-written heir. In either case, I'm willing to bet that her obituary makes the "rounds" on the internet. This is what most of us wish for upon our own passing....that people care, remember, and NOTICE (I think) God bless you Ruth, and peace to all who loved you. You must have been a remarkable woman. I wish I'd known you.
September 13, 2008
Thank You
September 13, 2008
To the family of Ruth Rencevicz:
What wonderful memories you must have of your mother! May they comfort you now as you grieve, allowing you to laugh through your tears.
September 13, 2008
I hope your Mom knows what an impact she has made to anyone who has read this obit. She sounds much like my sister, Ruth who passed 3 years ago. They are probably sharing a few drinks and laughs about all this! Losing a loved one is always difficult, but we will see and join them again...just a party away!
Blessings to the Family!
Kathy
September 13, 2008
What a wonderful woman your mother must have been! Though I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I've printed out her obit as a reminder that life is much better when taken with a healthy dose of humor. I'm raising a glass in her honor tonight!
September 13, 2008
We often forget how precious life really is...we forget the things that are truly important. Thank you for the reminder and the wonderful tribute to your mother. CHEERS!
September 13, 2008
I should live my life and be remembered by my family, with spunk, quirkiness and humor! Thank you for honoring the spirit of who she was! There could be no better tribute. And you know she's up there laughing her butt off, I would be! You did her proud....
September 12, 2008
i have to say she was a character i worked with ruth at the credit union and when we all heard of her passing we all felt a loss.

your mom was a one of a kind person. she shared the same name as my mother and when she worked the phones and my mother would call in they shared a few moments of the "how great the Ruth's were." there must be something in the name because i only hope i can do my mom the same honor you all have done.

i had the "honor" of knowing your mom outside of work. sure we would all go out in the day but also because of someone else, renee. they shared a bond noone else could break, she was the 7th adopted child.

so here is to you ruth for giving me advice, (even when i didn't ask) for making me laugh, for always telling it like it is but the most important thing, for living life to its fullest and loving it ( well most times) to its fullest
September 12, 2008
I had the pleasure of working many years with Ruth at Sears. Her obit brought back many memories of her sharp wit and unique sense of humor.Whenever she would come to the store she would stop and see me and we would talk and laugh about the good times at Sears. The last time I saw her was just a few weeks ago in Giant Eagle on West Ave.Tall. She was shopping with Fran and was getting concerned on what was taking her so long,in the special Ruth way. I'm glad I got to see and laugh with her one last time.She truly was a wonderful lady and she will be missed.A toast to you Ruth!
September 12, 2008
What an amazing sense of humor and wit...and since my only drink of choice is bud light with a lime...I shall salute and celebrate what seems to be a most incredible life and woman. Bless you Phil and Kristen and the entire family! Our condolences are with you and i am sure my dad has already sat for a beer with Ruth as we speak!
September 12, 2008
Sounds to me like she led a magnificent life and enjoyed doing so....May she "Rest in Peace!"
Rose (VA)
September 12, 2008
I never met your mom, but, I wish I had. She sounds like she was a lot of fun. I'm sorry for your loss, but, it looks like you had a load of fun with her.
September 12, 2008
Sonya and Phil,
My condolences for your loss. We worked together briefly at "B&R" circa 1976-1977 and how I wish I had met your mother! She seems like a jewel and your lives must have been greatly enriched by her. You have honored her well!
September 12, 2008
It seems that Ruth has managed to accquire more fans after her death than a lot of people ever have in life. Thanks to her sense of humor she will have her life celebrated for a long time to come. We can see what she must have been like and envy those who had more time with her. Thank you for sharing this glimpse of her. She truly is a wonderful woman who lives on in so many hearts, smiles and beer bottles!
September 12, 2008
i lloved it!!! i want to be just like her when i grow up! ( i am almost 61 now). your love for her shines thru.
September 12, 2008
To Ruth's Family....Your Mother was a gem I'm sure...The obituary was the best I've ever read..That's the old saying laugh at a death. cry at a birth... Sorry for your loss
God Bless you all
September 12, 2008
What a joyful journey! May God bless you for sharing this wonderful glimpse into an extraordinary life. Thank you, love to you all, and may you be joyously blessed by the fruits of the spirit. Ole! Sharon (Starfish)
September 12, 2008
What a Mother , What a Family,
What a Homegoing!!!
September 12, 2008
Lordy, i wish we had more Ladies like Ruth in this world. i am sorry i missed knowing her.maybe her obit will pave the way for everyone to lighten up,and dance thru life.
a bright light has went out !
September 12, 2008
I had the most horrendous day. And then I read Ruth's obit. I don't know her or you, her family, but Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This obit was a breath of springtime air. A golden Fall oak leaf. An original. The diametric opposite of the mouldy, sonorous dirge of most obituaries. Death is merely the final chapter to life.

Ruth lives on in you. With this sheer delight in the way she lived, her death is only a minor pause in the celebration that must have been her life.

Laughter. Next to music, the silver thread that binds us together. I'll bet she loved music.

Peace to all of you. Ruth was rare.
Again. Thank you
September 12, 2008
Dear Rencevicz Family---
You wrote that your M had asked you to 'celebrate her life' when she died. In Spades you have honored her request! Kudos!
My sincere sympathy to you all for your loss. (A unique Lady; a Life Force! Lucky you to have had her, yet how sad that she is gone.)
I am in Philadelphia; have young g'children myself. I never met your M. either. But I was both laughing and crying at reading her obit--and did copy it out for my grown son to read!
(Never before have I emailed a guest book, even for people I knew... Yet I think I maybe, might have known her in another life?? and wanted to be her??? It's not too late, is it?)
Your M's obit came to me via FLA from a niece, who grew up in Akron, of a friend here in PA. I too have forwarded it on to friends and relatives from AZ to VT, not to even mention all the others who have written you so far... It may circulate around the World at this rate!
And our World would be the better for reading all the incoming tributes to your M. Her fiesty spirit will then echo onward: the joyous creativity, grace, laughter, her moxie, and her ongoing classiness... so that we all may learn to live our own lives more bravely.
You conjured a truly memorable tribute to your Mother ...Thank you for sharing her w/ the rest of us. Slainte!
CSR in Philadelphia, 9-12-2008
September 12, 2008
WHAT A LADY,WOULD LIKED TO HAVE KNOWN HER. DO NOT DRINK ANY MORE QUIT 14 YEARS AGO BUT I THINK I WILL HAVE A GLASS OF FLOOR WAX GASOLINE UPSETS MY TUMMY GOD BLESS YOU ALL
September 12, 2008
All I can say is , I hope this is what my obituary looks like. My friend, Tina, shared this with me today. I just want her to know I'm counting on her when it's my turn. I'm sipping the Fresca and Ruby Red Absolute as I type. Godspeed, Ruth!
September 12, 2008
Bernie,
Just wanted you to know that one of your fellow students from Cuyahoga Falls offers condolences on your great loss...The mold was definitely shattered when your mother was born!
September 12, 2008
This is the best obituary I have ever seen. What a wonderful way to remember your mother. She certainly lived life to the fullest. I am sorry for your loss.
September 12, 2008
To the lucky family of Ruth, I am sorry for your loss. I as well as many read this obit the other day and was laughing uncontrollably almost to the point of wetting myself (luckly I didn't because I do not wear depends yet). She sure did brighten my day though! Your mother sounds alot like she would have belonged in my family....are you sure we are not related? My grandma Twohey and her may have even been twins- anyways sound like she was quite a woman & a looker even by the photo. Thank's for sharing her thru her obit...Ruth will continue to travel the world with this obit. I too am sending it to everyone on my list! God Bless her.
September 12, 2008
Dear Phil and family,

Suzanne and I just learned of your Mom's passing. We were terribly saddened before reading that fantastic obiturary. One of the great literary works I've read in a long time. Funny thing is that I too was abducted by aliens on several occassions. I didn't complain much either. I wish I had met Ruth, but I'll remain content and blessed to enjoy the great friendship of her terrific son. Your friend, Andy
September 12, 2008
My prayers go out to the family. I knew Ruth and the family back when I was a child and teenager in Cuyahoga Falls. My family and Ruth's family went swimming in the summer at Munroe Falls Lake Park together. I remember our good times together. The Obit reminds me of Ruth very much. I am sure she will be missed by everyone.
September 12, 2008
I did not know the lady at all, but I have worked in the funeral business for several years and have seen all kinds of funerals and tributes during that time. More should be like this and I would guess that the services were fun and full of great stories about Ruth. Congratulations to her and to her family.
September 12, 2008
I'm only 73, but when I grow up I want to be just like Ruth!
September 12, 2008
Thank you for bringing many of us joy and farewell Ruth E. Rencevicz, wherever you are.
September 12, 2008
Oh Thank you so very much for sharing what must of been a Great life with this wonderful Woman. I know you all turned out just fine, with humor most of life fires can be extinguished and, the memory of humerous moments , when recalled are always good for the heart and spirit. Thank you,
Ms. Patti Simons Ogden Ut
September 12, 2008
My friend e mailed me this and I have to say ive never read anything like this .I thought it was a wonderful tribute to what must have been a wonderful mother .So tonight my husband and I will toast to Ruth with two ice cold Bud Light Limes !!!
September 12, 2008
Thank you for sharing your mother's spirit. Losing her must be difficult but celebrating her and her life is beautiful. My wine glass is empty in her honor. God bless you all.
September 12, 2008
Phil & Kristin, sorry to hear about your mom. The obit was great and I am sure your mom left you many fond memories and stories . She absolutely had a great slant on life and I am sure lived her life to the fullest, and growing up with her must have been great.
September 12, 2008
Jon and family,
Sounds like your Mom was a really special lady. Hopefully she's sharing a cold drink and a laugh with Peter Jennings over the reactions to her highly unique obituary. That's the way to live your life and go out in style!

Julie & Bob Szabo
September 12, 2008
You go Ruth! To whatever the next stage is. I would have loved to know you.
September 12, 2008
you go girl!
September 12, 2008
My heartfelt condolences to her family. I can barely imagine having someone with her whit and humor as a family member! What an incredible gift. I am sure that her presence will be missed enormously. I did not know her, and I miss her already!
September 12, 2008
Bud Light Lime it is (CHEERS)!! Thank you for letting us in on her life and sense of humor!! Of course add me to the list of people that unfortunately did not know Ruth...may her humor live on (and I have a feeling it will!)
September 12, 2008
I want to be just like Ruth!
September 12, 2008
My mother has been a neighbor of Ruth's at Tallmaadge Oaks for many years. What a treat it was to visit my Mom and to run into Ruth in the halls there - always dressed to the 9s, perfectly coifed and made up and always with a pithy (and not infrequently, an off the wall) remark! What a loving tribute to support her core being by publishing a light hearted look at her life and life in general. I will miss seeing her in the halls at Tallmadge Oaks and I will hold you, her family, in my heart for the rest of my days. Clearly, you loved her as she did you.
September 12, 2008
I always have Fresca on hand. Now I know the proper way to drink it!
September 12, 2008
cheers to you good lady! we need more people around with a sense of humor!
September 12, 2008
I hope Corona with a lime is OK--its all I have in the fridge. Brilliant memorial to Ruth. Greenwich will sure be lonely next summer...
September 12, 2008
Dear Lisa and Family,

What a great salute to your wonderful Mom. Sounds like she was a one of a kind. A former classmate from Sill and CFHS.
September 12, 2008
What a wonderful attitude! I'd love to have a similar obituary when I go! I think it's great she must have been a fun loving wonderful person.
September 12, 2008
Ruth was a Woman's Woman all right! You go girl!
September 12, 2008
Your mom must have been a heck of a lady to have a bunch of kids like you, even if you did drive her to an early grave. Then again, she must have very lucky to have kids like you. Thank you all for reminding us that death is as natural as life and that there can be joy and release in grieving. Bless you all.
September 12, 2008
Those darn west virginans always getting in to trouble. What a great person. She will be missed.
September 12, 2008
your mom was a looker in her younger years! what a woman.


here's to Ruth..let us all raise our Bud Light w/ Lime to her!
September 12, 2008
CHEERS to Ruth for a life well lived and leaving some obedient (and happy/funny!!) children & grandchildren behind! If you smile and/or chuckle every time you think of her, you're continuing her legacy! Peace & Prayers to all of you
September 12, 2008
Now THAT was an obituary! What a wonderful testament to a truly amazing lady. I am glad that her humor was instilled in her family to share the rest of us. I passed the obit on to everyone on my e-mail list and hope others did as well. There will be a star shining bright for Ruthie in heaven. My deepest condolences to your family.
September 12, 2008
My what a way to go out. Even in her death she brought a smile to millions by now who have heard of this obit and had to read it! If we all can enjoy life like it sounds like she did we will all be blessed in the end!
I will remember this one for a long time and I thank you for sharing her humor with the rest of us. She certainly enjoyed her ride. I hope we all learned a lesson with this one! Thanks again and Iwill be toasting her tonight with that Bud-light Lime!!
September 12, 2008
Life is like a coin - you can spend it on whatever you want but you can only spend it once!!

Cheers to you Ruth (you're my hero)
September 12, 2008
What an honor to have a mother like Ruth. What a tribute to her that this guest book is at least now at 25 pages and who is to say how far it will go. My mother is 86 and such a hoot to us as well. I only hope we do her justice in honoring her as well as you have honored your mother. I guess this is the true form of "Honor thy Mother and Father" that we can do and that is to show the world how much they were loved and appreciated.
September 12, 2008
What a lucky family you are to have had such a wonderful matriarch leading you on this funfilled adventure called life. I was sent this obituary by a friend in Ohio and I must say it brought a smile to my face and warmness to my heart.

I too will have my favorite glass of wine in her honor tonight!

God bless all of you for sharing such a wonderful person.
September 12, 2008
God Bless you all. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful memorial to your mom. I could only hope to be remembered and thought of in such a light. Dear Ruth .... This Bud's for you!
September 12, 2008
To the Family: Amazing, wonderful, memories of your Mom will sustain you all in the months and years ahead. She sounds remarkable! I wonder if my parents knew her. We lived on Meadow Lane not too far from Sill. They were both actually a lot like her! I wish I had thought to write something so beautiful when they passed. You have touched so many people as apparently your Mom did in her lifetime too. What a gift you have given all of us! God Bless you and keep you.

Paula
September 12, 2008
God Bless this lady and her family, what a hoot!
September 12, 2008
I read the obits daily at work and everyone finds it "creapy". This past week I read your mother's outloud and had the office laughing out loud. What a great spirit! While out with another couple we were discussing it and before you knew it, we were all raising whatever we were drinking and toasting Ruth. Slainte, Salute and Cheers to Ruth and her family!!!
September 12, 2008
Hopefully, I can leave behind an equally amusing legacy of how I spent my time on this planet. Might make some of us realize there are many ways to experience our journey
September 12, 2008
Make mine a tall glass of gasoline. (gulp) MAY GOD BLESS HER SOUL.
September 12, 2008
this is my kind of obit. i missed the pleasure of knowing this person

jak. haddam neck, ct
September 12, 2008
Ruth was a rare individual with a warped sense of humor who would have loved the obit you guys wrote. I will raise a glass to her tonight!
September 12, 2008
Sorry for your loss but what a great obit . I would have loved to have met Ruth and been a part of her life. She sounded like a great person and led a tremendous life. I will honor her this weekend with a bud light ( no lime ) and a shot of some sorts while sitting with my cat, Midnight. By the way , "Donkey" thanks for maintaining the guest book !
September 12, 2008
Your Mom has cheered many of us. My friend Bev called and read your Mom's obituary we are sending it to many people. Will drink Vodka and Fresca in her honor.
September 12, 2008
I truly wish I had known this woman.
Someone who was clearly an old soul, who knew how to take it all in.
God rest and keep you, wonderful
lady!!!!
September 12, 2008
I MISSED OUT, THIS WAS A GAL I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO KNOW. MUCH LOVE TO HER FAMILY
September 12, 2008
Ruth sounds like my kind of gal, love her spirit. I am sure Bernie feels blessed he had her as a MOM. Blessings to the family. A toast to her, a hands off to the family for remembering her in her way!!

Wendy Earp
September 12, 2008
May your many wonderful memories of this incredible lady sustain you! This is the legacy I envision.
God rest her soul and bless your family!
September 12, 2008
I didn't have the pleasure of knowing yur MOm and I'm sorry I didn't. What a true delight she must have been-- I'm sure you and your family will miss her greatly.
God be with all of you.
Sincerely,
September 12, 2008
My condolences to you. Thank you for sharing the humor and sunshine of your mom's life with all of us. Tallmadge's youth will miss her, I'm sure.
September 12, 2008
During our break, volunteering at church, this obit was read to the group. All of us enjoyed the creative celebration of a wonderful life. I couldn't wait to email this to my daughter, knowing she would get pleasure reading such a well written tribute. Your family is truly blessed. Treasure the memories. I'm guessing this life has received more pages of responses than any other in ABJ history, especially from people who did not know your mother personally.
September 12, 2008
I am so sorry for your lost however, your mom seems to have touched people throughout the WORLD...her obit was emailed to me & I must say it made me laugh... I hope you, her family & friends, know how much your mom is loved by many who never knew her (but wish they did)...cheers & a couple of ruby red's to Ruth!! Her spirit will live forever!
September 12, 2008
Obviously, this lady knew death for what it actually is, just another part
of a life well lived!

Life is just the limo ride on the way to the airport...
September 12, 2008
Our Condolances to the family. How lucky you all are to have been touched by a woman who saw the humor in everyday life and found it in death as well.Thank You for sharing a little of her with all of us who never knew her but wish we did.She sounds like one fantastic person.
September 12, 2008
I have to add my husband and myself to the unending list of your mom's admirers. She sounds like she was a lovely lady with a wild sense of humor. God bless all of you..
September 12, 2008
I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, but I sure wish I could have. She sounded like a lady with a fantastic sense of humor, style & love of family. You have brightened many a person's day with your great rememberances of your mom. I bet growing up in your family was a hoot!
September 12, 2008
I'm from Akron, Ohio and was sent the obit and it is great. I know your Mother would be very happy with the way it read. I wish your family the best and hope the grandkids remember her the way we all will!!!!
September 12, 2008
What an obit - I loved it and your mom must of been a wonderful person. I wish I would of known her. I hope her children/grandchildren live life as she did.

Linda (Akron)
September 12, 2008
A wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady.
September 12, 2008
I don't think WOW fully describes this obit! To Ruth's family, you are wonderful people for carrying out her wishes. I hope you all find comfort in knowing just how many people she has now touched!
God bless! Oh, and I'll do my best to have one for Ruth tonight!
September 12, 2008
Thank you for sharing your mother's wonderful spirit. I will strive a little harder every day to find and share that kind of joy!
September 12, 2008
I've never met this woman but I wished I had! I live in Tallmadge and I could use someone with a good rock throwing arm like she had! I send my sympathies to her family for the loss they must feel. Humor will take you through the darkest of days and this woman sounds like she celebrated and enjoyed life to the umpteenth degree!!! Cheers to you, Ruth and to your family. Thank you for uplifting a total stranger's spirits. I will certainly pass it on!
September 12, 2008
To the Family of Ruth....thanks for sharing this "Little Piece of Heaven" with all of us. It truly makes you think things through and think of how you want people to remember you when you pass to the next chapter in life. I applaud you all, but most of all I applaud Ruth for maintaining such a great disposition on life and loss. What a gem she must've been....looking forward to seeing her sometime (Hopefully not anytime soon though :o) ) I am sorry for your loss. I will definitely raise a glass to her tonight
September 12, 2008
My sincerest condolences to the family at this time. You all were very lucky to have had her in your lives. However, I gotta tell ya, I almost fell of my chair, rolling on the floor laughing after reading this obit the other day. She seemed like a joyous, if a bit ornery soul! Thanks for sharing!
September 12, 2008
Sonya; Sorry to her about your loss. I have fond memories of your mom and the car pooling at school.

I would love to see you when you are in town. Rosanne Volchko can get my contact information. Last time I saw you is just after I had my daughter Leah 9 years ago!

With loving and fun memories; Your very old school mate; Angela Jacoby Cavanaugh
September 12, 2008
I am from Akron and live in Washington DC and I read the Beacon J online. I was most delighted at your mothers obituary. I wish I could of met her, I can tell she would of had me cracking-up. This also made me take a step back and think, and I am going to do just like she did and not take life so serious because you can't get out alive anyway.
September 12, 2008
Your family ROCKS! What a great tribute to your MOM! Good to hear that her sense of humor will live on thru her children and hopefully grandchildren as well as the communities that had the pleasure of reading her obituary. She's putting smiles on the faces of strangers! Way to go family! You made my day!
September 12, 2008
My heartfelt condolences to your entire family. I heard this obit on the radio(WKDD) on Thursday A.M. and am so glad Matt read it. I wish I had known your mother and am happy the paper allowed your family to celebrate her life and passing as she wished. I hope that I am so lucky. Keep on smilin' through life.Peace.
September 12, 2008
What a gal !! Would loved to have known you.....Craig
September 12, 2008
What a celebration of life!!! Lisa, now I know where your sense of humor came from! Wonderful!
September 12, 2008
I had a drink in memory of your wonderful, humorous, Mother. Her OB made my day. She must have been loved by all. May God Bless Her.
September 12, 2008
Sending the very best wishes to you and your family with the loss of your mom, Ruth. I only wish I too could have met Ruth. Everyone that I have shared this with has said, "that is how I want to be remebered." We enjoyed reading this when we first saw it and enjoyed the article this am in the ABJ Community Section. Everyone can learn so much from your mom, her humor towards life and how her entire family carries this forward. Thank you for these lessons and God Bless Ruth!
September 12, 2008
Dear Ruth's family--Deepest sympathies to you for saying goodbye to such a wonderful character like Ruth! How I wish I would have know her! I forwarded her obit to my family and will definitely raise a Ruby Red loaded vodka toast to her memory! I wouldn't be surprised if her obit goes global--how great to know that she brings a smile to the world!
September 12, 2008
What a delightful Woman. Heaven is having the time Of their lives right now! She sounds like a true inspiration.
Trisha Eddy Akron Ohio
September 12, 2008
How fantastic--what a woman and what a legacy she leaves in such a wonderful family!
September 12, 2008
I run through the obits every morning, along with reading my horoscope and checking the lunch menu. I always look for something different to show how someone lived and was loved. Ruth's was inspiring and showed just how much she was loved and appreciated by her children, her real legacy. I'm saving it to inspire my children when it's my turn. Thank you Ruth and family!
September 12, 2008
What a delicious tribute Ruth. I didn't know her, but wish I had. A tribute to her and her children who placed this notice.
September 12, 2008
I am very sorry for your family's loss...I do not know Ruth or your family but that obituary was great...can't wait to meet her on the other side.
September 12, 2008
Our sympathy goes out to the family. Ruth sounded like she would have been a fun person to have known. Thank you for sharing her memories with us all!
September 12, 2008
Party On Ruth!! God Bless!
September 12, 2008
Cheers to Ruth!!!
I worked with Ruth at the credit union for 15 years and we lived every weekend to the fullest. I will cherish those great memories forever. Ruth was the one to make us laugh even when she would flip here wig (literally) what a joy, I am very proud to have known her. To her family you had a great mother and I am sorry for your loss but she went out with the best obit and it is hitting papers all over the country. Now that is Ruth..... I lift my bottle to you.

Love Always,
September 12, 2008
What a great legacy this lady left for future generations of her family. Thank you for sharing a small part of it with us.
September 12, 2008
God bless all of you! Ruth sounds like my kind of person! Clearly she has passed along her love of life to all of her family. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
September 12, 2008
I wish I had known Ruth. She obviously leaves a legacy of wit and wisdom. I hope my children can say the same.
A Total Stranger (Who happened to read the obit)
September 12, 2008
Like so many others in this tribute, I did not know your mother, but I sure wish I had. I received an email from a cousin in Akron telling me to read the obit. What a joyous tribute to a special lady, and she sounds like the kind of person I would have loved to be around. My deepest sympathies are with all of you as you go through this tought time. Take comfort in the knowledge that Ruth lives on with the Lord and I'm sure she is watching over you always.
September 12, 2008
When this obit was emailed to me, my jaw hit the floor and i had to gather my entire office to read it. We CELEBRATED her AND you wonderful people for showing joy and humor where most find a sense of tragedy and devastation. Cheers to you guys... and for those that choose to live Ruth's example. That is what life is all about!

Love and light to you!!
September 12, 2008
Ruth's humor, love of life and hilarious wit must have made life so interesting! My mother called and asked that I read this and write one like it. Expecting to cry, I did from laughing! We had a tribute to her passing with friends in the neighborhood and Bud Light Lime, of course! To her family, my sympathy. Sept 8th is now added to the calendar as Ruthday! It will be a memory of her and to remind us to smile, laugh and toast to life!
September 12, 2008
I thought I recognized Ruth From somewhere, I too, must admit I stalk Jack Black!! Tonite, Me, This cooler of Fresca, and my dog named Boo are gonna lay around the shanty mama and put a good buzz on in honor of Ruth!!

What a Wonderful tribute to an obviously Wonderful Woman!!

May her spirit live on in all of us!!
September 12, 2008
I am sorry to hear of your loss of your wonderful Mother. I am also sorry to hear that she passed of the same thing that my Mother did a couple of years ago. I understand there is no cure and my sympathy goes out to you. Maybe a foundation will come out of this.
It is
also too bad we have to read of great roll models after they are gone. Your Mom has made me thought of being more silly and hopefully going the same way. With my loving kids at my side and a silly heart loving Obituary, instead of somber.
September 12, 2008
I didn't know ya Ruthie, but I sure would like to have! Your my kind of gal, and may the Good Lord take comfort in your magnificent sense of humor. And would you please loosen those folk up, up there? See ya on the flip side!
September 12, 2008
What a wonderful way to be remembered by one's children - with love and humor! God bless you, Ruth!
I'm forwarding this onto my daughter to tuck away for future use.
Cheers!
September 12, 2008
Heaven is whole lot more fun now that Ruth is there. I am grateful for all the hysterical laughs we had as Ruth drove us to school in the infamous VW van. She leaves behind a great bunch of kids, who like her, make the world a better place with their outlook and humor.
September 12, 2008
My life is richer, having worked with your mother in the breakup of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. She was a fesity woman and inspired a deep passion for life in all that she met! My deepest condolences on your loss.
September 12, 2008
I am sorry I didn't know Ruth. She sounds like a wonderful person with a great sense of humor, that she obviously passed on to her family.
September 12, 2008
I'm very sorry your Mom has passed. She must have been one great lady. Thanks for sharing a little bit of her, with all of us that didn't know her.
September 12, 2008
The first thing I did at our weekly Bible study was to share your Mother's review of her life journey....what a joyful attitude...and what smiles we shared over the reading of it! I live in Tallmadge and wish there had been an occasion for my path to cross with your Mom's.....she sounds like such fun! I imagine that each of you smile more than most, see the charm in most situations, and give those who know you, the gift of laughter...all because your Mom planted the gift of joy in your lives. May God wrap you in loving memories of your Mom when you need it most. Thank you for sharing this lady's magic!! Linda Doepker
September 12, 2008
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I glanced at the guest book options on Ohio.com, and noticed who is in charge of maintaining the guest book. Could it really be...THE Donkey? The illegitimate love child? What a devoted son, despite the fact that he's the product of a circus tryst.

Here's a toast (it's 5:00 somewhere, right?) to Ruth and the entire Rencevicz family. The world needs more like you.
September 12, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to your family. I am another person that wishes to have known her.

Cheers to Ruth!
September 12, 2008
Your mother and this obituary is an inspiration to me. I think she knew that death was inevitable, and made a good joke out of it. You guys understand that we are all intrepid! We all need to carry on after a loved one dies. Instead of mourning their death, we need to celebrate their life. It makes death all that more manageable. THANK YOU~!
September 12, 2008
How very special your Mother was, wish I had known her. Her obituary had me going from the very first sentence to the last one. My children and I lift a bud light lime in her honor. God bless Ruth and her offspring for their outlook on life and death.
September 12, 2008
Even in her passing, your mom continues to put smiles on the faces of others.

Her obituary sounds like it was written with great love and admiration by those that loved her very much.

Sincere sympathy to your entire family.
September 12, 2008
I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. But, on the other hand, this has to be the most fantastic obituary I've ever read! God love her! What a great lady - to have touched so many lives and created such great memories. I know everytime I reach for a Bud Light Lime, I'll have a smile on my face - thinking about Ruth!
September 12, 2008
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother... just like the others that have signed, it looks like I wasn't the only one not working yesterday when I read her obit! I wish I had the opportunity to know her here, but look forward to getting to meet her in heaven one day! This is definitely how I want my life celebrated when I'm gone, but Ruth's obit and her celebration of life will never be topped! Here's to you Ruth!!!
September 12, 2008
What a great obit. I'm so sorry for your loss. Remember.... When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure! Ruth sure was a treasure!
September 12, 2008
Sorry for the loss of your mother. I wish I could have known her.I hope you all carry this sense of humor for it is wonderful! This was the best. Thanks for not being held back from printing it. Bless all of you.
September 12, 2008
Your mom must have been an awesome person. To share her comedic DNA with her children is a great legacy. I do not know your mom, however, she will be in my prayers along with the members of your family. I can hear the saints and angels laughing now, and somehow I know Ruth has put a big smile on God's face:) God bless you all and thank you for sharing a piece of your mom with all of us!
September 12, 2008
god bless your family......what a amazing mom you had.....she will always be with you.........hugs
September 12, 2008
There is going to be a void in the earth with her passing. We did not know this exceptional lady, certainly would have loved to had the pleasure of meeting her if only once.

She, without a doubt, had to be a beautiful piece of work. My kind of people. The family if so fortunate to have had her in their lives. Bet there was never a dull moment.

A friend sent this to me from Maryland that went to her from somewhere in Ohio. It was so enjoyed that I forwarded it to friends from Washington State to So. Carolina and and places in between. Glasses are raised high all over the country in this terrific lady's honor.

What a legacy!!!!
September 12, 2008
I have to say she sounds just like my grandmother. She prefered Kesslers and 7up. It is wonderful to know that there are people in our lives that we can mourn with a sense of humor. I am sorry for your mothers passing but god knows her humor and feistiness will live on in her family (that shows for the obit). May god bless your family.
September 12, 2008
Thanks for sharing. My mother-in-law is 91 and shares many of Ruth's strong opinions and outlooks. We just learned last week, (while she was hospitalized for a concussion and subdural bleeding from a fall at the Mall) that she drove herself into New York City last season for an opera at the Met and several visits to her dentist. She didn't think it was important to mention it.

I intend to share this with all of my relatives and friends.
September 11, 2008
God Bless you all for sharing your wonderfully high-spirited, fun loving mother, grandmother and sister. There is a definite need for more people like her in this world. I will do everything I can to keep her spirit going. I will first start off with two Percacet every six hours for the next 5 days (which by the way was prescribed by my doctor). Once I'm completely off of my meds I will make it my top priority to go to the nearest bar and celebrate her life with a Double no make that a Triple Glass of Crown Royal and ice. If you think I should have a few other selections by all means feel free and email me. I would be most honored to oblige the family.
God Bless You Ruth and Your Family,
September 11, 2008
YOU GO GIRL!
September 11, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to you all. I wish I would have met Ruth she certainly would have been a joy to be around. She also has raised some pretty terrific kids,you honored her in a special way. I'm not sure if it's proper but I completely lost it ,while reading the obit. I can only hope my kids will do the same for me. I want them to only remember the fun that we had, and none of the sorrow.Thank you for probably starting a new trend. It will be a welcome change.
September 11, 2008
What a wonderful way for her children to pay tribute to a special lady. This obituary was forwarded to me by my own mother in Barberton.Ohio and did we have a good laugh. Thank you for sharing your mother and your memories of her with us all. Godspeed Ruth
September 11, 2008
Awesome. Bummer she is gone and all, but I bet she was a spicy hot tamale!
September 11, 2008
Although I didn't know her either, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. I'm also sorry that I didn't know this woman that encouraged such a great outlook on life (and death!) Please know that I'm reaching for a Bud Light Lime right now.
September 11, 2008
All I can say is AWESOME!
What a way to be remembered!
Also I am happy to see that "The Donkey" is keeping an eye on this!
September 11, 2008
I received this via an e-mail from a granddaughter in Medina. I am of the same age as Ruth, and most people who know me think I have a sick sense of humor, how I wish I could have met her and hopefully when my time comes, we can meet and share many different forms of liquid refreshment and think of how we could have continued embrassing our loved ones. Life is too short, and laughter is a great medicine, so Ruth, I'll take some of whatever you're having and continue upsetting those I love.
September 11, 2008
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, I hope that all of her Children gained Her sense of Humor.
Her Obit is the Funniest I have ever read, I shared it with everyone I came in contact with. God be with you and your familes.
September 11, 2008
The best memorial I've ever seen....Ruth must've been one heckuva person to inspire it.

Godspeed, Ruth
September 11, 2008
I never even knew your mom, but I sure wish I had. Sounds feisty like my mom. God love her and God bless all of you for the wonderful tribute to her memory!
September 11, 2008
to the children of fabulous Ruth -- without question, your awesome, special mom brought smiles and joy all during her life (even though you cut it a little short). it's somewhat difficult for me to write this -- after too many bud light limes & all -- but rest assured, your mom lives on in the smiles she is spreading even now!! this was forwarded to me by a co-worker, and it's been forwarded to new york and florida, and who knows where from there!!!! p.s. i like the idea someone mentioned of an annual event honoring her! thank you for sharing your mom Ruth with so many people. (my mom was Ruth too) valerie
September 11, 2008
What a wonderful person your mom was... even touching many of us after her death. I could not help but share Ruth's obituary with everyone I came in contact with today. I really wish I could have met her. I will be toasting a bud light with lime to her this weekend. Your family is in our thoughts.
September 11, 2008
I have been threatening my children for years that I would write my own obituary. They are appalled, but your mom's obituary has renewed my resolve. I refuse to let them be sad, but celebrate our wonderful times together. Thank you for that wonderful tribute to a whip snorter that I would have loved to know!
September 11, 2008
My sister sent me this obit because it reminded her of our mother. As a mother myself, I hope my children will have such wonderful memories of me.
September 11, 2008
Wow I lost my Mother a year ago, the pain will never go away. But it sounds like your Mother really lived well. God bless Ruth and the rest of your family
September 11, 2008
We
were very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. However, we
would like to take time out from our busy life of mingling with the
likes of Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford to say WOW! You must have
truly loved what sounds like a wonderful woman. This was passed to me
by a coworker, and I have read it to everyone I know!. Your family
sounds like it was truly blessed to have such a lady. So I hope that
you don't mind that my hubby and I raise our Coors Light in a toast to
your mother and the bond you must have had! Thank you.
September 11, 2008
WOW what an impact you made on this community. So I have a small suggestion---I think there is a "surge" to hold a 'Ruth Rencevicz' memorial-athon with all of us who share your family's sense of humor, to celebrate life, growth, and old age, all with good humor, and a cup of kerosene with just a hint of floor polish! You guys are great.
September 11, 2008
I would have loved to know this woman Ruth! She sounds like my kinda people! This is the way I would want my obit written.... Followed by one heck of a party!
September 11, 2008
I am another person who did not know your mom, but saw the obituary because one of her friends forwarded it. I wish I had known her! What a magnificent soul, a woman who clearly loved life and brought much joy to the world.

My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. I hope you can laugh through the tears as you remember this wonderful lady.
September 11, 2008
First of all, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Mother.

Her obituary was hysterical, yet it warmed my heart making me wish that I would have had the opportunity to meet her. What a fun person she must have been!!!! She obviously made the most of her life and from now on when I feel a little sad, I'm going to say, "What would Ruthie do?....then do something fun, crazy and make someone else laugh.

Tonight I will raise up my Bud Light Lime, look up to heaven and make a toast to a wonderful lady.

Cheers Ruth and God speed!!!!
September 11, 2008
This wonderful lady must have had some English blood in her veins because she has such a deliciously wicked sense of humour. I wish I had met her. My condolences to the family in your grief - take comfort in the knowledge that she's probably got the angels in fits of laughter with her anecdotes.....
David Rogers (English immigrant) Green, OH
September 11, 2008
Sonya and Phil;

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful MOM!! I have fond memories of your Mom and your house on Tallmadge Rd. when we were at Sill Jr. High!!!

Tonight I will toast her wonderfulness and tell my kids about the time I spent the night and your Mom let us try some dandelion wine (I think your Dad made it) and made us laugh all night long.

God must have needed someone to make Him laugh in heaven!!!
September 11, 2008
I never knew Ruth, but I wish I had. I read her obituary from an email that looks to be passing rather quickly through cyber-space.

This is a hysterically funny yet heartwarming tale of a life well-lived. When your family shows the capacity for such courage through this heartbreaking time in your lives, it is an inspiration to all.

God Bless you, as you have blessed all of us from afar.
September 11, 2008
Obviously, losing this woman was a terrible loss...however, not only does she sound great, but so do you. I got this obituary from my mother who wrote in an email "COPY THIS OBITUARY AND KEEP IT HANDY FOR WHEN I DIE". I definitely like the way you think! Again, sorry for your loss though!
September 11, 2008
Amen ---She was a cool lady!!
September 11, 2008
I will miss Ruthie. She is an inspiration to all. I am sorry for your loss. I hope my obituary reads as well as hers.
September 11, 2008
i was born on Sept 7th and will celebrate her life every year.
September 11, 2008
Your mom sounds like a real gem!

God has truly blessed your family with many fun, loving memories.
September 11, 2008
I really would like to have met your Mom. She sounds like she was a great woman and we would have got along GREAT! I will toast to her this evening. God Bless you and your family for the loss of your mom.
September 11, 2008
A co-worker of mine forwarded this to me by way of a friend of hers. I'm so sorry for your loss and on the other hand how great a woman she must have been and how lucky you must feel to have been given the gift of her for so many years. I'll have a Bud Light w/lime in her memory as it is one of my favorites also.
September 11, 2008
you have my deppest sympathy. what a hoot your mother must have been! her obituary is an inspiration for living and how to really be remembered upon death. thanks for sharing her and cheers to ruth!
September 11, 2008
What a wonderful person your mother was! The angels in heaven must be having a party!
September 11, 2008
My sympathy goes out to the family
I remember visiting the house on Tallmadge Rd.in the Falls.Its been a while.
Bernard, Lisa, Phil, Jon, Sonya
Hope all are alright
September 11, 2008
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It's been years since I have been in touch with any of you but I still remember her taking us all to the lake in the VW van. She was always willing to do anything to make everyone happy. I send my condolences and wish you all well!
September 11, 2008
I too would like to add my sincere thoughts and sympathies to the growing list of people that wish they had known this lady. I only hope that when that time is here for my mother that I remember your touching tribute and I can do as well.
September 11, 2008
What a fabulous send off. Straight from the hip. No gloss over. The way she was. My kind of woman. T.S Elliot said it all: We die with the dying:
See, they depart, and we go with them.
We are born with the dead,
See, they return, And bring us with them. Thank you for such a reality notice and may that ladies soul remain with us as a reminder of what we are.
September 11, 2008
Andrea and I would like to say to the entire family how sorry we are that you no longer have the physical presence of Ruth. I say "physical presence" because I know her attitude, sense of humor, loving and caring nature, craziness, joy, and spirit are each instilled in all of her family. She helped make you what you are, and you helped make her the wonderful person we'll remember.

Although we haven't see much of Ruth in the past several years, we still have the greatest memories of the times we spent. Every time Andrea and I were fortunate enough to be hanging out with her, we had a blast. I am happy to say Jon has been my friend for 25 years and the reason he is the person we love is due to the influence of mom!!!

Ruth, you are still the talk of our wedding reception, and will always hold a place in our hearts. I look forward to enjoying a beer with you again some day soon (see you on the keg---you know what I mean). Thank you for always making us feel like family and welcoming us into your life, and home, with open arms!!! We love you and will miss you!!!
September 11, 2008
That was extraordinary, as I'm sure Ruth was. I raised a glass last night and may again tonight.
September 11, 2008
Not knowing your mother, I have to say it is a true gift to be able to go and leave everyone laughing. That is the way it should be. My condolences will be in the form of drink of floor wax tonight.
September 11, 2008
I did not know Ruth but I truly wish I had!! Someday, I will see her in heaven and she can tell me all about her covert spy missions ;-)

I can only hope that as I get older I can keep as great of a sense of humor and attitude as Ruth did.

God Bless the family.
September 11, 2008
My Father passed away on August 30, 2008 and as with your Mother.. My Father loved life and would have enjoyed reading this. Please know that in your time of loss you have eased mine and reminded me of all the great times with my Father.

The best to your family, and I know my Father will look her up for a drink!
September 11, 2008
That was wonderful! What a fantastic woman to have had such an incredible sense of humor that she undoubtly passed along to her family. I raise my Bud Light Lime to her!
September 11, 2008
I'm sorry for your loss. I am also sorry I have lost the chance to meet such a great woman. I will have a drink and toast Ruth.
September 11, 2008
You must have been an awesome woman! My heart goes out to your family. Much love
September 11, 2008
I did not know your mother, though, I wish I had. I read her by way of an email passed to me..containing it. The just of the email was "What a great Lady" and that she was! You have most definately inherited her spry sence of humor! May God Bless each of you.
September 11, 2008
A toast to your mother - as I drink a shot of Floor Wax in her honor!

"May those who love us, love us;
and those who don't love us,
may God turn their hearts;
and if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping."

God Bless Your Family
September 11, 2008
It was such a joy to know Ruth and have the wonderful opportunity of spending hours laughing with her for the last 20 years! Ruth was part of a wonderful group of ladies who met monthly to share stories and cocktails! She will be deeply missed!I will NEVER forget her wonderful, witty sense of humor!! I will miss you Ruth! For those of you in the group we will still continue our wonderful tradition same place same time and drink a bud light lime in her memory!!
September 11, 2008
All I could think of when I read Ruth's obituary was "Jon". And....with a very big smile I must say. I'm very sorry to learn of your beloved family member's passing. I know how much she meant to you. She obviously had a strong influence on who each of you have become as adults. Ruth is truly a woman to raise up and celebrate. Any of us can only hope or dream of being loved and thought of to be remembered by so many knowing and wishing to have known. I will toast her with a shot of tequila. Sorry. My husband drank the beer. :) My heart goes out to you as well my thoughts....And my celebratories! God bless you all!
September 11, 2008
what a great tribute. You must have the best family. You have brought smiles to many people with your love for your mother. Bless you all
September 11, 2008
I didn't know Ruth like many of the others didn't, but she would have fit "perfectly" in my family. What a blessing to have people like that in the family, and how very precious her memory will be to every life she touched, and those of us who never had the privilege of knowing her. Only very few of us can know the joy of someone like Ruth.

God Bless your family
September 11, 2008
Your Mom sounds like a hot sketch! The world is a poorer place for her loss. Deepest sympathies to your family!
September 11, 2008
Your mother sounds like an absolutely wonderful person and joy to have known. While I didn't know her I certainly wish I had; maybe one day in Heaven! Thanks for this tribute. You've shared the happiness she gave to so many she knew to so many she didn't. My sympathy is with you. I too want my family to use humor when I die.
September 11, 2008
What a wonderful lady! We did not know your mother but wish we had.
She passed her beautiful spirit and sense of humor to her children. God has certainly blessed your family with such a special mother. You made us all smile here at work.

God bless you
September 11, 2008
You are blessed to have had such an individual in your life. I tend to take life too seriously at times. I plan to post this to keep life in focus. I know this doesn't lessen your pain of loss but it has taught many people the true "quality" of life.
September 11, 2008
To Ms. Ruth's Family,
What a blessing you had in the time she spent with you all. I'm sure you will treasure until your last breaths the memories she left with you. I only wish I could have had the pleasure of knowing this Grand Lady. She surely did squeeze every drop out of life...good for her!!
Until you see her again, she will forever be in your hearts.
Thank you for sharing.
karen smolk-warren
September 11, 2008
I am truly sorry I never knew Ruth. I have known a few people like her and I am one of them. An obituary should celebrate the life of someone not just their passing. I thank the family of Ruth for allowing such an enlightening biography of her. I am very sorry for their loss.
September 11, 2008
I'm joining the fans as well. I don't know her or her family, but I'm sad the world has lost her. (I'm glad, however, the world still has whatever brilliant soul wrote the obit.) Cheers.
September 11, 2008
Your mom was one awesome lady! My sympathy to the family for your loss.It would have been a honor to have known her. Also kudos to the author of the obit! Your mom lives on!! What a great family!
September 11, 2008
Thank you for writing the best obit that probably reflected your mother's personality better then any other obit ever could have. She was obviously a hoot and must have been such a fun person to be around during her life. It was forwared to me by my step-daughter and both my husband and I said ours were to be written in the same vein. Our condolences to your family. Thanks for the good laugh. You're mother would have loved it.
September 11, 2008
Please accept my sincere condolenses on the passing of your obviously wonderful Mother. I'm certain you honored her and made her so proud with your sweetly hilarious and perfectly twisted obituary. I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to have met her! I can only hope my children (who are also making me old before my time) will honor me in the same way! I will have a Bud Light Lime for Ruth tonight! Cheers!
September 11, 2008
Wow, what a tribute. Your Mom must have been something else. I hope that she meets my mom and dad up there in heaven. They will be able to take their show of love and laughter on the road. God Bless!
September 11, 2008
I too did not know Ruth - but as someone who scrapbooks I can only imagine what it would be like to do a scrapbook of her life!!!
September 11, 2008
I certainly can appreciate her!
Wow! A real woman and mother!
We need more Ruth's in the world.
Cheers!
September 11, 2008
As an outsider it is easy to say to "Celebrate the life of ...." but you actually have done that. My condolences for your loss BUT keep celebrating Ruth's life.
September 11, 2008
Celebrate life all of the way! I would have loved to have known this lady.
September 11, 2008
Ruth I wish I had found you sooner - your my hero - from now on I choose to live my life as you did...thank you
September 11, 2008
Mrs. Renecevicz sounds like she was a wonderful woman with an extraordinary sense of humor. My condolences go out to your family in losing someone so special and full of life. I regret that I didn't have the opportunity of sharing a laugh with her, and only hope that my life will be as joyous.
September 11, 2008
Condolences on your loss. My sister sent me this. It's nice to know we aren't the only family that deals with crisis by humor! If she were alive, I would thank her. I am only 3jdflkf years but, I have always said, I want people to laugh at my funeral in honor of the life I loved. That is the exact obituary I would want...complete nonsence! I laughed hard! Congradulations on carrying out her wishes with such splendor!
September 11, 2008
Condoles to fam & friends, Yo Gramma, we be takin' bac the hood now that we no it be safe from flyin' rocks! We no u aint no hater & we not be hatin' u for a few more knots on da heads of me & mine when we be playin' the tunes too loud and shufflin' down the street wif our briefs too low for yo taste. U aight! Peace Baby. Out
September 11, 2008
What an amazing woman she must have been...I would have loved to have met her. She made a real impression even after passing. Her obituary was even read on WKDD 98.1 this morning!!! Even Matt Patrick loved her :)
September 11, 2008
I received your mother's notice from a friend who in turn heard a DJ on a local Akron radio station read it today, word for word. I have to say, this is the greatest tribute you could give your mother. I am inspired to make sure that my family and friends read your tribute and to make sure that we all cherish it as you meant it.

May God bless you and your family through this most trying of times but I have the distinct feeling that you are a family that celebrates someone's life instead of mourning their passing.

I wish I could have known someone as wonderful, funny and carefree as Ruth. I am sure she has a spot for open mic night and she has the good Lord in stitches. He has to be very proud of his creation when he meets her on high. God bless you as he blessed Ruth.
September 11, 2008
What an awesome obituary, it really gives you a whole new way of looking at life, Ruth must have been an awesome lady.
September 11, 2008
Sympathy and thanks for sharing to the family of Ruth Rencevicz. I am happily joining the legion of fans who did not know her but wished they had. Not sure that I can bring myself to drink a Bud Light Lime, but I do think I will make myself a "Ruthie" - Fresca and Absolut Ruby Red vodka - cocktail. Heaven must be in a state of perpetual happy hour by now!
September 11, 2008
I work at a newspaper and do obituaries for a living. This is the best obit I could have ever read in my lifetime. She obviously passed this WONDERFUL sense of humor on to her children. I am almost certain she was the kind of person that everyone enjoyed. Well at least I would have. I bet you have wonderful memories. Keep up her joyous spirit. I LOVED IT!
September 11, 2008
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I so wish I could have known her. She must have been such a beautiful, funny lady! I know she will live on in your hearts always.
September 11, 2008
Soooo funny. Heres a toast to Ruth.
September 11, 2008
You made milk come out of my nose!

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. My condolences on your loss. However, heaven just got a whole lot wackier. I wish I would have known Ruth, I am sure she was a hoot. God Bless your family. With memories like this she will never really be gone. Tonight I raise a Guinness in Ruth's memory!
September 11, 2008
My aunt sent me this obituary from the Akron Paper. Ruth sounds like a wonderful lady...full of life! I hope my child can write about me someday...that I really lived life to it's fullest. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. You will have wonderful great memories of a great and fun mom.
September 11, 2008
Dear family members,
I do not know your mom, but I sure wish I would have. What a wonderful outlook on life and living. I am laughing as I write this entry, and will honor her with a smile, and share this wonderful obit, with others who need to not take life so seriously.
Thanks for sharing mom with me.
Laughter & prayers,
September 11, 2008
What a wonderful tribute I hope someone writes one for me like this.
Your mother was a great person
September 11, 2008
What an amazing tribute to your mom. I can see her sense of humor carries on in her children and hope it serves you all as well as it served her. You honor her with lightness and laughter. God bless.
September 11, 2008
My sister forwarded this link to me. What a HOOT!!! My sisters and I are always laughing and joking also. Thank you for sharing your mother with strangers. I have always found this time to be a happy one for the deceased instead of a sad time, knowing that the one who has passed on is now in heaven.

Helen, from Pittsburg, Kansas
September 11, 2008
What a wonderful and hysterical way to remember someone you so cared about... sounds like she was a great lady!!! My sympathies
September 11, 2008
God must have directed me to read the obit in the paper, because I am not in
the habit of reading the obituaries of people I don't know. But whoever
guided me, I am so happy it happened.
First of all, i feel sad for all of you at having to say goodbye to such a
lovely and fun loving lady. What a joy she was! I know you will miss her so
much, but how can you help but smile at having her in your life?!'
I am now 81 and have MS but darned if I can even remotely consider anything
even remotely possible of bringing such joy to so many people!
If I say that Ruth and all of her friends will be remembered in my prayers;
please know there will be prayers of Thanksgiving for allowing such a love to
bring so much joy to me and to others. God bless each and every one of you
for all the happy memories she gave you, and for the smiles the obituary gave
to others.
Sincerely, Lois Potts and all the people I encouraged to read her Obituary.
We will be smiling till we all meet!
September 11, 2008
This entry was an awesome way to remember your loved one. Very well put together. I wish I had known Ruth.
September 11, 2008
Awesome Obituary!
Good luck Ruth, your spirit will live on for sure.
Cheers to you!
September 10, 2008
I am adding to those who are sending their thoughts about your mother. She certainly left a place in your hearts and those of us who read about her. I only hope my children have such wonderful thoughts and love for me as you have shown her. Prayers are with you. Kathy S.
September 10, 2008
Thank you for writing this amazing and hysterical tribute to Ruth. I am assuming it was written by "the children who made her old before her time" (but I don't for a minute believe you did) For the first time in my life I was totally charmed and entertained by on obituary! I think anyone reading about her is sorry not to have known Ruth and her family, I know I am! Thank you for sharing your memories in this wonderful way
September 10, 2008
Thank you for writing this amazing and hysterical tribute to Ruth. I am assuming it was written by "the children who made her old before her time" (but I don't for a minute believe you did) For the first time in my life I was totally charmed and entertained by on obituary! I think anyone reading about her is sorry not to have known Ruth and her family, I know I am! Thank you for sharing your memories in this wonderful way
September 10, 2008
God Bless Ruth and those that loved her and celebrate her life here on earth!
September 10, 2008
Gosh I wish I would have known Ruth. This is the funnies obituary I have ever read and about a lady that must have been very special to all! I'll pass on the gasoline or floor wax but will definitely have a Bud Light Lime in her honor.
What a lady and what wonderful children to have either written this obit or allowed what she wrote to be printed.
Kay from Pa.
September 10, 2008
NOW THAT'S AN OBIT!!! I CAN ONLY IMAGINE ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD WITH A MOM LIKE RUTH,, THANKS FOR SHARING.
September 10, 2008
What a wonderful lady...and a delightful family for sharing her humor with so many of us during their time of loss. This evening I walked around my field with wine in hand and raised my glass to the heavens in a tribute to Ruth. However, I chose the pinot grigio over the floor wax!
September 10, 2008
I read this obit because of the beautiful photo. I then realized that the photo probably did not do justice to the woman she was. What a life her family must have had.what a job she must have done, for you to share the true person with the world. How i wish i could have known her. My sympathy with your loss, and also a little envy for my not knowing her.Obviously she will not be forgotten.
September 10, 2008
Kudos to her children, her humor is still there, and your love shows through, hope my kids respond the same, have a good drink and laugh, love never ends,

a stranger who also had a laugh
September 10, 2008
Thank you for a most delightful look at your mother/grandmother/friend. Having lost both parents, I know the saddness you feel. Being able to rejoice in her life and her fabulous sense of humor which she apparently bequethed to you is a wonderful gift. May you laugh often when you remember her.
September 10, 2008
It warms my heart to think that people like her exist. Thanks so much for sharing!
September 10, 2008
Well, what is left to say this lady has touched all our hearts, from the table in McDonalds to our dinner table EVERYONE is talking about her, I couldn`t resist and sent an email to friends and family, some already had read it and some not, even in other states. I bowel to you as someone I admire God Bless You Ruth and Your family was very gifted to have you.........Rest In Peace
September 10, 2008
Like so many, I did not know Ruth or any family members. I am sorry for your loss, because it is always hard to lose someone no matter the age and no matter what the circumstances are. By reading Ruth's obituary it was the most beautiful one I have ever read. Her picture showed her beauty on the outside - the reading showed her beauty on the inside. Her children must of adored her and she them. I hope my mother & sister have met her now in the life after this life and are having a ball. Thank you to whomever wrote the obit. for bringing a smile to everyone's face - this is the first time I have ever enjoyed an obit. A toast to the family with a Bud Light. Ruth is toasting all of us.

Z. in Akron
September 10, 2008
As a Greenwich friend of her daughter, Sonya, I am delighted that Ruth loved spending her summers here. She fits the description of the mom who says what she thinks and her kids and friends learn to adjust and love her. Thanks for the great obituary. Ann Caron
September 10, 2008
MY KIND OF WOMAN YOUR OUTLOOK IS TO BE ADMIRED BY ALL OF US WHO ENJOY HUMOR SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS
September 10, 2008
When I saw the obit I looked at her maiden name and thought mmm wonder if she is related to my husbands Sechrist family. Then I started to read it and had to share it from coast to coast to my family and friends. She must have been a great lady. thank you for sharing this with all of us. Judi
September 10, 2008
I raise my glass to you! what a wonderful obit! what a wonderful fun filled life you must;ve had -----you make the rest of us realize ----------have a grand lifethis is a one way trip! may you rest in peace&thanks!
September 10, 2008
Incredible woman....you all are very blessed to have shared all these years with such a seemingly fun woman. Would have enjoyed meeting Ruth. May God Bless you All!
September 10, 2008
To Know Her Was To Love Her, I worked with Ruth at the credit union. My daughter also worked with her at Sears. I had many good times with Ruth and so did my daughter. Ruth attended my daughters graduation party. We will never forget Ruth. She was without a doubt, a wonderful lady. The obit was great---someone even called WNIR today about it. People at the Polish Club talked about it tonight. Everyone said she must have been a special lady-I told them that she was -and I was lucky enough to have known her.
God Bless you,
Jan Stratton
September 10, 2008
Absolutley I will toast this "no holds barred" lady...what a wonderful tribute...thank you for such a "contributary" on her life and personality...First time I have ever laughed while reading of the passing of a human being...wish I would have known you Ruth! I will raise my glass to the heavens tonight with my Ruby Red Vodka and Fresca..and the next time it rains I'm sure it will be because of all the Angels and God up there laughing so hard they cried!
September 10, 2008
I also did not know Ruth but what a unique and special human being she was. I am already on a first name basis with her! To have such a funny, fantastic and delightful approach to life and death; the true charm of a unique woman & her family. What a legacy she has left you all!
Enjoy life! Enjoy the little funny things that happen every day and most of all enjoy each other!
To Ruth ,"This Bud's for YOU!!!"
September 10, 2008
I had the pleasure of getting to know Ruth over the years when she would visit my good friend Sonya in CT. She was always a lot of fun and I loved her straight forward approach to life! I also love the fact that she told Sonya I have great legs :)
September 10, 2008
That was the most inspiring obituary I have ever read! I was a humor consultant in the past...and wow...did you pay Ruth a tribute by what you did. I am sorry for your loss, but jealous of your relationship with Ruth.
I, myself, will never forget her!
September 10, 2008
When I read her entry, I remembered the old vaudeville line attributed to George M. Cohan:
"Always leave 'em laughing when you say goodbye."

Any of you who came of age during the sixties folk revival will remember an 18th century English tune adapted to New Orleans:
"Get six gamblers to carry my coffin.
Six chorus girls to sing my song.
Put a jazz band on my tailgate
To raise hell as we roll along."

Light 'em up Ruth!
Have a cold one on me.
The Brewmeister
September 10, 2008
This was a great Obit! I did not know her, but the Obit made me wish I had. I shall toast her life with my fresca & ruby red vodka!
"the Donkey" was special to her I'm sure!
September 10, 2008
The balance of truth and fiction in this beautiful tribute is amazing..a credit to a wonderful woman. Many of you don't know that Ruth (Agent 001) was actually and individually responsible for the fall of not only the Soviet Union, but Nikita Khrushchev. I know as I was her partner in this covert effort as Agent 002 (she called me Number 2 for short) Remember him pounding his shoe on the desk at the U.N. in 1960? Ruth's idea. Little did he know that his Odor Eaters were lined with a chemical that turned him into a passivist which ultimately was the end of autocracy.

Seriously, when my time comes I hope I am loved to the degree that Ruth was which enabled this wonderful work or literary art.
September 10, 2008
September 10, 2008
With my sympathies to the family on your loss, I doubt that Ruth will ever be far from your hearts. I often tell one of my nieces and my kids that when I'm gone, cry for few minutes, then watch our favorite movie and tell funny stories about your Mom and crazy Auntie. I think this was Ruth's attitude! Thank you for sharing her with us & God Bless.
I will drink a toast to her with my Bud Select!!
September 10, 2008
Wow! Definitely the best obituary I have ever read. As well as most of the others, I never had the chance to meet Ms. Rencevicz but she sure did sound like a riot. She puts our lives into perspective and as much as I have been struggling lately, she has put a new perspective on my life. I will think of her and the legacy she left with us everyday to remember how exciting and precious life really is. Although I'm not a drinker, in honor of Ruth, I will definitely have a bud light tonight before I try that expensive gasoline or floor wax.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I'm so glad you are all "celebrating" her life this way.
September 10, 2008
I did have the pleasure of knowing Ruth and some of her children. I will bet Ruth had her obit somewhere in one of her drawers all set to be published. It sounds exactly like her humor. The children have all of our sympathy but know she's getting a laugh out of all these
tributes.
YOU GO GIRL RUTHIE !!!!!!!
September 10, 2008
To the family of Ruthie you have my deepest sympathy. Even after she has passed she is still touching many lives with this obit. Ruth died on my birthday, but every year from now on I will think of her and raise my glass and toast her what a wonderful lady! God bless you Ruth.
September 10, 2008
Yanno? Since there's nothing listed about a wake for her, I'll share with you my experiences (per her request).
I have always been one who speaks my mind. When I worked with your Mom... I can't tell you the number of times that I got "called on the carpet" for one thing or another.
Ruth always listened and would remind me that I was never allowed to let anyone break my spirit. A job was a job and I would eventually find a job that appreciated that spirit. Of course, she was right.
hee hee.. There was the time that she wore her wig backwards on purpose....
Ruth was full of learning experiences... whether she knew she was teaching or not.
Thank you for bringing the memories to the front again, and the quick reminder about who I want to be.
September 10, 2008
I, too, didn't know your Mother but she was a pistol. I put the obituary link on a national forum/message board so that her humor may be spread far and wide. Sadly, your mother is gone and for that I sympathize
September 10, 2008
Wow! Who could be offended? Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories with us! Sounds like she was someone who enjoyed life and gave it back all the way....God Bless you all for sharing your memories and the wonderful spirit of this great woman with us. Your words made us all pause and take time to think about life. What an awesome tribute to someone who sounds like she would have been terrific to know. Look out heaven. Sounds like she lived life to the fullest and probably won't let death stop her! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful memories with us.
September 10, 2008
Wow! I have never read such a wonderful obituary. Ruth must have been one spunky lady and had enough "personality" for the world. How lucky her famliy is to have had such a spirited mother who even after she has passed is still giving us something to laugh about.
I like so many others didn't have the pleasure of knowing Ruth.
I can only imagine what her conversation was like with St. Peter!
September 10, 2008
First of all, my sympathies for your loss. However, it appears you are celebrating her wonderful life instead of mourning her passing....priceless. I only wish I could have known her, she sounds like a fun, caring woman! What a wonderful tribute. I have shown the obit to everyone....much laughter and smiles! I'm sure she is smiling down on all of you.
September 10, 2008
MY sympathies to you and your family. I do not know your family but wish I did! I thoroughly enjoyed her Obituary & believe my grandmother would have been a "rebel" as well!
September 10, 2008
I heard about this Obit on WNIR today.
God love her survivors. She must have been a great lady!!!!!!
September 10, 2008
To Ruth's Family,

I am sorry for your loss, but know that you are in actuality celebrating her life. She sounds like a remarkable woman I wish I had met.

Happy trails to you, Ruth.

Debbie Casey
September 10, 2008
I like many others who have signed this book did not know Ruth but wish I had. Would definitely have enjoyed knowing her.
I have often said God has the toughest job welcoming all of us.
I to will raise a glass to her tongiht!!
September 10, 2008
PRICELESS!! This is the best obit I've ever seen. I wish I actually knew her and her family, but I don't/didn't. She sounds like a wonderful person, spunky and kind. Bless her soul.
September 10, 2008
I DID NOT KNOW RUTH...BUT WHAT A GREAT OBITUARY. SHE MUST HAVE LOVED LIFE FOR YOU TO HAVE WRITTEN AN OBITUARY LIKE HERS. I THINK IT'S GREAT AND A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO THIS WOMAN. I SEND MY CONDOLENCES WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT WAS A JOY TO READ ABOUT HER.
September 10, 2008
Ruth's obituary was passed along to me, and I have to say that I really wish I would have known her. She sounds like a wonderful person that lived her life to the fullest. What an example she could be to all of us. I'm sure she will truly be missed!
September 10, 2008
My husband and I have often talked about the kind of obituary we would love to write and, lo and behold, there it was in this morning's paper. We laughed all the way through and have shared it with many. Even in her grand exit, your mother got the last word and it was hysterical. I have decided I want to be adopted into your family! Every household should know such humor and delight in life! You were truly blessed.
September 10, 2008
What a delight to read. Thank you, Charlie
September 10, 2008
I am sorry for the loss of your mother, but her obituary brought a lot of laughs. A lot of people will be drinking Bud Light Lime to celebrate her life tonight.
September 10, 2008
I NEVER KNEW HER, BUT I THINK I'LL MISS HER. SHE SOUNDS LIKE SHE WAS A LOT OF FUN, YOUR ALL VERY SPECIAL TO HAVE GIVEN HER SUCH AN OUTSTANDING OBIT. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU
September 10, 2008
We did not know Ruth or the family, but her obituary was hysterical. That really made our day. What a wonderful person she must have been.
September 10, 2008
Phil,
What a fabulous tribute to an exciting life lived and shared. A great lesson to us all that life is about living it to it's fullest and with a lot of laughter. Even in your Mom's passing she is still touching so many.
Cheers Ruth!
Love, Heather, Danny, Kyle, Kurt, and Karl
September 10, 2008
Dear Sonya and family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.It's especially difficult to loose a mother-but based on her obit she gave you the gift of life-love and humor. It's a wonderful tribute.
September 10, 2008
I have never written to anyone about an obit before but felt I had to tell you what a great job you did. After reading the comments people have left, you must realize this was the ultimate compliment to Ruth and that you have touched many people. I think I might sit down tonight and write my own obit so people will laugh and remember how much I enjoyed being here while it lasted. I hope to meet Ruth someday so we can have a great laugh together.
September 10, 2008
Dear Sonya:

Thankfully, we had the opportunity to meet your Mom and experience her energy, sense of humor and "hellraiser" personality. She would be delighted by this tribute to her full and rich life. Her spirit lives on.

Love to you and your family
September 10, 2008
What a Lady Ruth was!!! I admire her spirit and spunk!!! I did not know her, and I sure wish I had!!!! God Bless her!
Pat Anderson Massillon, OH
September 10, 2008
Ruth obviously had a great life and left wonderful memories. What a fabulous obit - even came with a drink recipe!! Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth's family and friends . . .
September 10, 2008
Ruth was a very special lady. Razor wit and a smile that would melt your heart. I only knew her the last 30 years. God knows what she must have been like the first 50. I can only imagine.

Ruth was a joy to be around. Always fun and always the life of the party. As many have written she was a hoot. When she told me about making snow angels last winter it was just the kind of thing I’d expect her to do at age 80. I guess she’s a real angel now.

Ruth took her greatest pride in her family. She would tell me all the trouble her family had in 2 minutes and then spend 20 telling me how proud she was of her children and grandchildren. She loved them all dearly and she did cherish the time she had with each. I know because she told me. She was a great mother and somehow held her motley crew together.

So I raise my glass high and toast the lovely Ruthie. She will always have a special place in my heart
September 10, 2008
What a gal! I wish I'd known her and all of you too. I will indeed raise a glass (or a bottle) to Ruth tonight.
September 10, 2008
Sonya and Trevor,
So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing but she went out in a blaze of glory! Many people say that they want to be remembered with laughter but Ruth made sure that is exactly what happened. I only met her a few times but she was always a ball of fire and spoke her mind.
We will all miss her.
Love,
Steve & Christine Lulla
September 10, 2008
My sincere sympathy to Ruth's family-you have indeed lost someone very special.

I don't know any of you and I didn't know Ruth, but boy do I wish I had. Yelling and throwing rocks sounds like what I'd like to do someday soon.

This was the funniest obituary I have ever read. My co-workers thought I was nuts belly laughing out loud while reading the obituaries! They already think I'm a bit "off" anyway.

I'm sure Ruth would have LOVED it. Laughter at a time like this is not a sign of disrespect, but a welcome release.

Bless you all.
September 10, 2008
I've never had the honor to meet Ruth - but Good Lord - what a gal she must've been! thank God there are people in this world like her! she will be sorely missed by more than most I am sure. hopefully I'll meet her in my next lifetime. God bless her!
September 10, 2008
I also do not know Ruth but wish I had. There is nothing better than a smile and a sense of humor to brighten everyone's day. Her family is so lucky to have someone like her touch their lives. I can certainly tell so by the most amazing tribute that I have ever read. I have sent it out to all of my family and friends and told my husband I hope someone writes something great like this about me someday. From this day forward and because of your "Ruth" and her great obituary I am going to lead a more interesting life. You have touched many people through this. Ruth must have been a truly wonderful, fun loving person.

God Bless Ruth and her family. Tonight I am going to have my favorite drink in her honor.
September 10, 2008
Phil....Love this Obit!! Even though Max and I didn't have the pleasure of meeting your Mom, sounds like she led a great and fulfulling life. The wonderful memories of her will live on in each of you. God Bless you and your whole family! Love Max & Ginny
September 10, 2008
Our sympathies to the family of Ruth, may you carry on her enthusiasm for Life!
We want you to know that you made a rough day at work have just a bit of sunshine, today. Even though you are no here, your personality has made another group of people smile. God bless you and keep you!
September 10, 2008
You and the family have my prayers and deepest sympathy. I am named Ruth, too. Your account of her life was very pleasant to read. It is very heart warming to think of the good times when they have come to an end. May your many memories continue.
September 10, 2008
I never met Ruth, but sure wish I would have. My mom lives in Akron and had me read this obituary because I have been feeling sorry for myself. Reading about your mom made me feel great. I am sorry for your family that she has passed, but I can only imagine how many lives she made better during her time on earth. She must be smiling down on you all for making her passing a celebration of life. Katie Harris McCall Henderson, Nevada
September 10, 2008
My sympathies at the loss of your wonderful mother. I didn't know her, but her great obituary made me sorry I didn't get to meet her or have her as one of my own family members. She must have been a hoot!
September 10, 2008
First I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. Ruth must have been a breath of fresh air every day. People could learn from her. Look at this guest book... it speaks for itself. You folks were very lucky to have her in your lives.

Bless you all
September 10, 2008
To the Rencevicz Family
As many of the others in the guest book I did not know Ruth either, but I just had to write on what a great job of expessing the fun Ruth must have had (even with the "The Donkey") I have never laughted at reading an obituary before and more readings should be like this one - showing the humor of your family. I will certainly giggle while having my next Bud Light (don't think I would have enjoyed the alternate) God Bless to you.
September 10, 2008
Never knew Ruth, but I know her son Phil. It all makes alot more sense now. May the legacy live on.
September 10, 2008
OH!! what a joy it must have been knowing this lady. This obit was great,she must have them rolling in heaven!! God bless her and this family, I am sure she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
September 10, 2008
I do not know this lady, but her obit was the most honest, down to earth I have ever read. I laughed and thought she must be one hell of a lady. She certainly had fun. More power to her. I am sure heaven is a lot more interesting today.
September 10, 2008
What a unique, fun individual - I really wish I had known her - and lucky mom to have a family that knew her so well and could write such an amazing tribute! This is how we all should go out - celebrating life!!
September 10, 2008
Oh my, what a wonderful life you all must of had with her! I can only imagine that the memories you have will keep you going and when things get rough you can say, "WWRD" (What Would Ruth Do). I too will raise my glass to Ruth tonight.

Happy Travels, Ruth!
September 10, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ruth. I'm sure she got the most out of life and taught her family to do the same (at least the one who wrote this) Great obit. I am printing it to share w/ my children in hopes that when the time comes for them to write mine they'll remember what a wonderful one I thought this was. I will indeed have a Bud Light Lime in her honor and share her obit w/ others. God bless you all!
September 10, 2008
Jon and Family,
Thinking of you.
September 10, 2008
Thank you Ruth Rencevicz for reminding me what it is really all about! I wish our paths would have crossed. May the memories live on forever. My thoughts are with your loved ones.
September 10, 2008
I do not know Ruth but I enjoyed reading her farewell. God bless her family, and thank you Ruth!
September 10, 2008
having never met your loved one - i am assuming she was the life of the party !!! everyone should be so honest in their obit !! i would like to thank her for "helping" the neighborhood children !! the next time i have a bud light i will think of her (sorry i can't do lime !!)
September 10, 2008
First let me offer you my sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. Given this wonderful tribute to her sense of humor and outlook on life, I am sure you will miss her immensly. Carry her wonderful spirit and zest for life with you always. I wish I had known her.
September 10, 2008
Your mom was some lady!!!! We who knew her from Tallmadge Oaks are sharing many wonderful memories...my mom, Nina, was her across the hall neighbor and loved her so much. She will be missed by us all.
I will have a Keystone in her honor!
September 10, 2008
I did know Ruth but if I did my wife and I would have loved to had party with she in attendance. She had to be a beatiful lady with that sense of humor. I will laminate this obit. and keep it as a reminder of what life should be. God bless your family.
September 10, 2008
Leave 'em laughing. You have and we can hear your laughter -- we miss you "Gramma Neighbor"!
September 10, 2008
I don't know Ruth or the family, but this obituary was wonderful! What a fun person she must have been. Thank you to whoever wrote this!
September 10, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 10, 2008
To Ruth's family - This obituary was a perfect tribute to your mom. She was truly a one of a kind person and I so enjoyed knowing her. I worked with her for about 5 years in the offices at Sears and used to give her a ride home to Portage Towers every Wednesday night. Most times we would have to stop at the drive thru so she could get a six pack of Keystone Light to get her through the rest of the week. She had the sharpest wit and sense of humor of anyone that I ever knew. It was always fun to work with her because you never knew what she was going to do or say. She was funny and silly, but always remained professional at work. Always dressed in business suits and heels with her perfectly coiffed white Eva Gabor wig. She was one of the only people I knew that wore high heels and pantyhose with jeans. I learned a lot from Ruth - both practical things and complete irreverance. Even though I have not talked to her in many years I can still hear that laugh and it makes me smile. I will miss her...she truly was a gem.

To the family, you are all in thought and prayer. I can only imagine the wonderful memories that you have - I hope that they will sustain you in the days ahead.

Good night, Ruthie.
September 10, 2008
Never met this woman, I wish that I had. Heaven must be having a ball!
September 10, 2008
So so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Although, I didn't know her at all, after reading her obituary, she seems as though she brought much color and life to all she touched. You can be sure we will drink to her memory tonight!!! Peace be with you and your family.
September 10, 2008
I did not know Ruth, but she must have been a hoot. I wish I would have known her. Don't know who wrote the obit, but what a way to go out, having everyone laughing. I love it. I printed it out as a way we should all live.
September 10, 2008
Hello, my name is Naomi Collins, and I live in the apartment building with Ruthie. I convinced her to visit with her family in Connecticut. I would like to add that Ruthie was just the card that her obituary gave. Such a giving, friendly gal that everyone adored. We here at Tallmadge Oakes, will definitely miss that killer smile and friendly personaliity. The best to you and your family
September 10, 2008
I never met her, but she sounds like someone I would have liked! Here's to you Ruth - I'll raise my bud to you.
September 10, 2008
This is one of the best obituaries I have ever read! She sounds like she celebrated life as we all should. I wish I could have known her.
September 10, 2008
I don't know this woman or family, but was drawn by the picture of a strikingly beautiful woman. As I read further, I found myself smiling & wishing I would have known her. I wasn't offended, but more entertained. I feel like there might be a lady like her in every family. Due to this peculiar obit., I am going to give that lady of my family an extra hug today. RIP Ruth Rencevicz
September 10, 2008
Although I didn't know your Mother, I want to express sympathy. I want to congratulate you on the wonderful obituary! So wonderfully funny and a great way to convey your Mothers' wonderful sense of humor.
September 10, 2008
Here here!
A drink to you, Dear Ruth.
A pleasure, a joy, and sometimes a shock to work with you!
With much love and "not politically correct"-ness to send you on your journey,
Give 'em he- er... Have an AWESOME voyage, Ruth! You're one of a kind.
You are thought of, and no doubt will be missed. Maybe I'll take up stalking Jack Black for you. I'll tell my girlfriend to. She adores him. He's not my type. :0)
September 10, 2008
To Ruth's Family, I send you my Deepest Sympathy.
My hope is that my very own family would do the same kind of obit. for me some day. (not too soon though) Wish I could have known her, she sounds like a REALLY NEAT WOMAN.
Ruth must have kept a smile on everyone's faces.
Good Bye, Ruth. You were one Fantastic Lady.I enjoyed reading about you.
September 10, 2008
Thanks to Ruth from the Staff in the ER at Akron General. May you carry your humor with you always!!
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