Ruth Singer, 89, of Lake Sheridan, died Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She was the wife of the late Walter "Chappy" Singer. They had been married since 1947.
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Born Dec. 14, 1923, at Lake Sheridan, daughter of the late Bernard and Mable Miller Bailey, she moved to Scranton in 1945 and moved back to Lake Sheridan in 1979. Ruth graduated from Factoryville High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Factoryville. She was also employed at American Tobacco, Waitten Bond, Snyder Cigar, Sandvik Steel and Black Stone.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann Singer, Lake Sheridan; four granddaughters, Carrie Van Hook, Michele Ferguson, Darlene Davis and Rebecca Hofreiter; two grandsons, Jason Singer and David Singer Jr.; four great-granddaughters, Sarah Davis, Krystal Gilliam, Amie Stubbs and Brianna Hofreiter; three great-grandsons, Paul Aaron Van Hook, James Davis and Ian Hofreiter; nine great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Singer; a brother, Earl Bailey; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Perno; a stepson, David Singer Sr.; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Singer.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson, with services by the Rev. Paul Fields of the First Baptist Church of Factoryville. Interment will take place in the Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will have calling hours Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. For directions or online condolences, visit www.lit winfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 20, 2012