Teetsel, Ruth A. ROTTERDAM Ruth A. Teetsel (Smith), 83, passed away peacefully, January 22, 2013 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Delanson on July 13, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Orson and Florence Southwick Smith. Ruth was married to Milford W. Teetsel, Sr. in 1947. Ruth worked for Schen-ectady County Community College, retiring in 1988. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doll collecting. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Milford on May 14, 1990. Also predeceased are her siblings, John, Gideon, Orson and Charles Smith, Judith Rockenstyre and Ann McCauley; grandsons, James H. Oliver Jr. (1993) and Jason Paul Teetsel (1979). Survivors include loving children, Milford "Butch" Teetsel (Karen) of Niskayuna, Bradley S. (Linda) Teetsel of Schenectady, Kevin (Kim) Teetsel of Guilderland; Bonnie Oliver-Sullivan (Robert) of Colonie, Cheryl (Mike) Costelle of Yorktown, Va. and Dawn (Ed) Teetsel of Guilderland. Ruth leaves behind her siblings, Frances and Galen Wydronkowski, Marlene Merritt, Karen Bulman, Denise Wydronkowski and Cindy Chicharetta. Her nine remaining grandchildren, Bradley S. Teetsel (Samantha), Michael Teetsel, Jamie (Matt) Teetsel, Melissa (Jim) Fitzgerald, Nicole Peek, Zack Peek, Adam Andres, Benjamin and Matthew Costello. Ruth leaves behind her special sister-in-law, Beverly Smith and a legacy of 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services Friday, January 25 at 11 a.m. at Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., Glenville with Rev. Erwin Splittgerber officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home of Scotia-Glenville. Interment will be at Schenectady Memorial Park. Donations to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 are appreciated. Online condolences and shared memories found at glenvillefuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 23, 2013