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Ruth Waite Obituary
Ruth A. Waite of West Brandywine Ruth A. Waite, 89, of West Brandywine, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Freedom Village. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Waite, Sr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Gardner, Mass., Ruth was the daughter of the late Peter and Inga Johansen Amundsen. Before her retirement in 1976, she was the secretary for Dr. Edward Steitz, Director of Athletics at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. for over 20 years. After her retirement, Ruth and her husband moved to Pennsylvania to be with her family. She was very creative and helped design her home in Glenmoore. Her artistic talents were reflected in every aspect of her life. She took great pleasure in simple things - reading, gardening, family and friends. In addition, she enjoyed extensive travels with her husband and family, and especially loved Cape Cod and Maine. Family was her life, and she was devoted to them. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her husband, Richard; children, Kristine W. Hackett and her husband, Charles, of Glenmoore and Richard E. Waite, Jr., and his wife, Sharon, of Allison Park; and three grandchildren, Jonathan and Carolyn Hackett and Lori Wiegand. She is also survived by her nephews, Dr. Alan Feltmarch of Newport, Vt., and David Feltmarch of Gardner, Mass. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th at Freedom Village at Brandywine, 15 Freedom Blvd., Coatesville, where family and friends may call from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Interment will be private for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or the Freedom Village Scholarship Fund, Freedom Village, 15 Freedom Boulevard, Coatesville, PA 19320. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the James J. Terry Funeral Home, Downingtown. www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com

Published in The Daily Local on Aug. 16, 2011
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