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Ruth Sherman Schaffer

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SCHAFFER, RUTH SHERMAN, 88 passed away October 13th. Lived in Bay Harbor Islands for 50 years. Born April 19, 1925 in Atlantic City, NJ. Daughter of Irvin & Dorothy Sherman. Married to Dr. Mortimer Schaffer for 52 years. She loved growing up on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, spending time with her brother Albert. She was graduated from Atlantic City High School and then during WWII her family moved to Miami Beach. Her college years were spent at the Univ. of Miami where she was graduated with a BA in Psychology. It was in the role of President of the Psychology Club where she met Mortimer Schaffer, the love of her life. They were married for 52 years, until Mort's death in 2002. She worked as a speech teacher of deaf children & stopped teaching to take care of her growing family when her husband Mort finished medical school in Philadelphia, PA. She was president of Van E. Blanton PTA when the family lived in El Portal, & the president of Bay Harbor Elementary PTA after the family moved to Bay Harbor in January 1963. She was a Girl Scout leader & leader trainer & a member of Temple Eman-El for 54 years. A life-long member of the Dade County Osteopathic Auxiliary which raised funds for Osteopathic students. Ruth was a 12 year survivor of Breast Cancer. She is survived by her three daughters, Dr. Judith Schaffer (Al Price) of Keystone Point, FL, Carol Goldin of Ra'anana, Israel, Dr. Robin Schaffer of Miami, FL and her five grandchildren, Oren, Daren, Aaron, Ariel & Isaac. She will always be remembered as a loving mother & grandmother. Funeral will be held Wednesday, October 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Blasberg-Rubin-Zilbert (305) 865-2353

Published in Miami Herald on Oct. 15, 2013
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