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July 4, 2014
Ruth J. Valeno, 89, of Ashland, passed away peacefully Friday at home with her family at her side.
She was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 5, 1924, and graduated from Simon Gratz High School, Philadelphia.
She was a homemaker, bookkeeper and cooked and served great food at Nick's Bar, Ashland.
Ruth was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ashland, and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7654.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family was the most important part of Ruth's life. Everyone gathered to eat and visit at Nana Ruth's house.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 63 years, Nick; beloved son-in-law, Tony Berrigan; and a great-grandson.
She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Linda, wife of Bill Gray, Debbie, wife of the late Tony Berrigan, and Sharon; son, Michael Valeno, husband of Patty; 10 grandchildren, Regina (Thomas) Miller, Angelina, Hannah, Patty Ann, Janet (Joe), Lenore (Paul), Michael, Briana (Ryan), Sara and Nicholas; 14 great-grandchildren, with one due in August; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www. kullfuneralhome.com.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home
901 Centre St Ashland, PA 17921
Published in Republican & Herald from July 6 to July 8, 2014