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Ruth S. Mecca

Ruth S. Mecca, 87, of Dunmore, died Thursday at Sunrise Assisted Living, Arlington, Mass., her home for the past five-and-a-half years. Her beloved husband of 53 years, Thomas P. Mecca, preceded her in death.

Ruth is survived by her children, Debra Rose Brillati and husband, Santo, Arlington, Mass.; and Thomas and wife, Mary Beth, Overland Park, Kan.

Born in Revloc, Pa., daughter of Ernest and Rose (Westerwick) Senderrek, Ruth was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. She earned a certificate in aeronautical engineering as an engineering cadet of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation at Purdue University in Indiana. During World War II, she was an aeronautical draftsperson for Curtiss-Wright in Columbus, Ohio. After returning to Scranton, she held positions at the International Correspondence School, as a dental assistant and as a laboratory technician at Pharmakon Laboratories. Ruth was known for the lavish feasts she enjoyed preparing and for the many holiday parties she and Tom hosted. She was a compassionate caregiver for anyone in need, family and friends alike.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Viktor and Natalia Brillati, Arlington, Mass.; and Christina Mecca, Chicago, Ill.; Allison Mecca, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Leslie Mecca, Overland Park, Kan.; nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her brother and sister, Egon and Ingeborg Senderrek.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Father David P. Cappelloni. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.Dun moreFuneralHome.com.

Published in Scranton Times on July 8, 2013
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