Ruth Caroline Hluboky
Ruth Caroline Hluboky Ainsworth, born March 3, 1928 died on July 19th, 2014 in the Norwalk Hospital after a long and arduous battle with cancerthrough which she maintained her poise and grace as a lady, radiating her innate charisma. She passed peacefully, in the presence of her immediate family, got her wings and flew directly to heaven
Ruth is predeceased by: her father, Anton Tony Hluboky; her mother, Dorothy Hluboky; her older brother, Robert Hluboky; her younger brother Douglas Hluboky; her son , Frederick Hirschmann III and her niece Renee' Hluboky Peligrino. She is survived by: her husband, James D. Ainsworth; her eldest son, Robert M. Hirschmann; her eldest daughter, Susi Hirschmann and her husband, Peter Paulnak; her youngest daughter Lynn D. Hirschmann Beverly; her niece Robin Hluboky Walewski and her husband Larry Walewski; and her nephew Robert Hluboky Jr. and his wife Lisa Hluboky.
Ruth retired from the Norwalk Hospital after 26 years of service. She was a lover of people and dedicated to community service. Other work experience she had included time as a dental assistant in High School and immediately after. At one time she had her own child day care service which alludes to her love for children.
In her retirement she enjoyed traveling with her husband, including several cruises to various ports and bi-annual trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C. She took annual trips to Hershey, P.A. for the car show extravaganza as well as annual trips to her Mother's hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and the Amish Country of Pennsylvania. This past April she was able to enjoy a family trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. joined by her husband Jim, her daughters Susi and Lynn and her niece Robin and her husband Larry; she claimed this was her favorite trip of all. She loved excursions to flea markets, the casino, gardening and reading. She was an avid Whodunit reader, reading and collecting entire series of books by her favorite authors. She was also a fervent collector of Blue Willow China.
Always committed to community service and personal responsibility to help make this world a better place, she has been a member of the Aloha Chapter of Eastern Star in Klamath Falls, Oregon since 1968. She was the Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls in Chiloquin, Oregon for two years. She was also a Den Mother to Cub Scouts in Hallandale, Florida and taught Sunday school in three different states: Florida, North Carolina and California. Throughout her children's educations, she was an active parent in school activities, mentoring and inspiring children. She made her home the place many children loved to go to after school.
Some little known facts about Ruth include her love for ice skating; she once aspired to be a skating instructorshe was as graceful on ice as she was in life; she skated until her late sixties and people always watched her in awe as she practiced her fancy moves as if she was preparing for an international completion. Another fact to note is her dedication to and countless efforts to help servicemen and their families. One of many events she participated in to raise money for that cause was a beauty contest in which she won while she was in her early thirties. Another thing to mention is her love for Christmas and other Christian holidaysher home was always decorated lavishly to meet the occasion and full of family and friends.
In view of her commitment to moral and civil obligation, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center (C/O The Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Maple Street, Norwalk, Connecticut 06856) to be used for the comfort of patients and their families as they traverse on their own journeys, riding the tides and navigating through the shifting currents of cancer. May the wind be at your back!
The family would also like to thank the many medical professionals who so lovingly provided exceptional care for Ruth. In particular, we are deeply grateful for all the staff and volunteers at the Whittingham Cancer center; you have been a blessing in our lives as you tenderly addressed Ruth's needs and provided so much comfort to us all. The family would also like to thank the extraordinary staff on the sixth floor east of the Norwalk Hospital, as well as other staff of the Norwalk Hospital who were integral in Ruth's care. You all will remain in our hearts and prayers forever.
You have your wings now Ruth, so fly Ruthie, fly!
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 during the hours of 4 to 7 at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. A private funeral service will be held for immediate family only on Thursday, July 24, 2014. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com