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RUTH A. DOWNING

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RUTH A. DOWNING Obituary
DOWNING RUTH A.
Age 90, of Avalon Borough, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Ruth Downing was assistant vice president, heading up the Clerical Employment Department of the Human Resources Division of Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. After retiring in 1983, Ruth returned to college and completed her degree in English Literature, attending classes in the evening and summer sessions. She earned a B.S., graduating Summa Cum Laude from LaRoche College at the age of 72. She was very proud of this accomplishment, saying she loved her studies and hated for them to end. Ruth was the daughter of the late Mary and Richard Anderson; sister of the late Faye Eileen Anderson Septer; Ruth was wife of the late John S. Downing, vice president of National City Bank, who died in 2007. At the time of his death they had been married 62 years. She is survived by two nieces and one nephew, and two sisters-in-law, Suzann Downing of Biloxi, Mississippi and Sara Downing of Mexico. Ruth will be cremated and there will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Friends or Animal Rescue League in memory of "Bear", her beloved cat. Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Bellevue.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 18 to May 19, 2014
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