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Ruth Irene Waldhauer

La Honda, CA - Ruth Irene Waldhauer died peacefully at home on March 7, 2018. Born April 3, 1928 to Petranella and Joseph Waina in Cleveland, Ohio, she is survived by sister Alice Ayers and brother Daniel Waina, son Neil Waldhauer, daughters Amy, Ann, Alice, and Kim Waldhauer, and grandson Meindert Tangerman.

Ruth earned a chemical engineering degree from Fenn College as one of two women in her class. Her research as a marine chemist at National Marine Fisheries Service at the Sandy Hook Laboratories influenced legislation to eliminate industrial waste dumping. In 1989, she moved to California, workingfor SRI International until her retirement and becoming active in community affairs.

Ruth is remembered for her kindness, wisdom, and wit, as well as her scientific work.

A memorial will be held on Saturday June 23 at The Mountain Terrace, 17285 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside CA, at 10:00 AM.

Donations may be made in Ruth's name to:

The American Littoral Society (

Puente de la Costa Sur (
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 7, 2018
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