ELYRIA - Ruth E. Altfeld 94, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at The Wesleyan Village in Elyria, Ohio. |
She was born March 12, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York., and moved to Lorain, Ohio at the age of 8. Ruth was a member of Temple B'Nai Abraham in Elyria. She was also a lifetime member of Haddassah and Sisterhood organizations. Ruth was a Board Member of Elyria Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a volunteer at the hospital for over twenty five years earning a 3500 hour badge for her work there. After Ruth's husband Richard retired, they spent seven months a year in Weston, Florida to escape Ohio winters.
She was predeceased just six months ago by her husband; Richard to whom she was married seventy years.
Ruth leaves behind a daughter, Barb Littman (Danny) of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son Ted Altfeld (Helene) of Elyria; grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Littman, Simone Deitch (Mike), and Dena Altfeld; great grandchildren, Benjamin Ravi, and Clara.
Ruth was also preceded in death by a sister; Leona Slutzker.
A special thanks to all the Wesleyan Village staff and Stein Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion shown to Ruth and her family.
Funeral services 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2014 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440) 322-4626 where Rabbi Lauren Werber and Rev, Beth McKee will co officiate. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Lorain.
Memorial contributions in Ruth's memory can be sent to Temple B'Nai Abraham 530 Gulf Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 or to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com
Published in The Morning Journal on Jan. 9, 2014