My husband and I were just discussing Dr. Ruth and what a wonderful doctor and person he was. I can hear his voice now calling me to his office for discussion. He was such a unique comforting personality. After a difficult first delivery with another OB, he delivered our daughter after retiring from obstetrics via C-section as a favor to ease our worries about a second delivery. We just learned of his passing as we have been in Charlotte for 18 years. Condolences to the family and the world has lost a great humanitarian.