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Ruth C. Torau


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Ruth C. Torau Obituary
Ruth Carolyn Torau, 90, of Jeannette, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at home. She was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Thomas and Stella Apple McDonald. She was a member of Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, Greensburg, and a previous member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeannette. She was the Jeannette AARP senior tour director, a Girl Scout leader for 20 years, in charge of Westmoreland County day camps in the '60s, and a member of the Couples Card Club and Ladies 500 Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry John Torau; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Elaine Lesser, Grace Priester, Eleanor Bowers and Thomas McDonald Jr., who died in World War II. She is survived by two children, Barbara Rigoni, of Jeannette, and Barry Torau and his wife, Debbie, of Ligonier; four grandchildren, Heather Rigoni, Jeremiah Rigoni, Sarah Boring and Barry "BJ" Torau Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Gunner, Adley and Kinsleigh; a sister-in-law, Ann Drury, of Irwin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. Additional viewing will be held from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, with Pastor John Smaligo officiating. Interment will be private.
To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2018
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