WALSH SR. RUTH ANN OSF|
On August 15, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Leo and Ruth Walsh; sister of James Walsh, John Walsh and the late Robert Walsh, Donald Walsh, Raymond Walsh and Gerald Walsh. Sister Ruth Ann Walsh entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Millvale in 1946. Sister taught school in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, PA, Altoona-Johnstown and in Puerto Rico. After 41 years of teaching and serving in school administration, Sister spent a sabbatical at Notre Dame University that led her to pursue certification for chaplaincy. She then spent 15 years serving the elderly at HCR Manor Care in the Pittsburgh area. Sister often wrote of her fond memories as chaplain. As she provided emotional and spiritual support to those in pain and grief, she grew in wisdom and human sensitivity. Sister will be remembered for her words of encouragement to others as well as her willingness to be the bridge of reconciliation to troubled lives. Visitation at the Mt. Alvernia Motherhouse Chapel, 146 Hawthorne Rd., Millvale, Monday 1-7 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Srs. Of St. Francis Ministry, Formation or Retirement Fund, 146 Hawthorne Rd., Pgh., PA 15209. Professional Services Entrusted to the Care of D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, LTD.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2014