Ruth Cheifetz died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, from the Covid 19 Virus. Ruth was born on April 27, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, the second of three daughters of Samuel and Mary Nack. She married Walter on November 23rd, 1948 and they moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1952.
While Walter was busy with his legal career, Ruth was a housewife that raised three children in the Encanto neighborhood. Ruth was a devoted wife who loved to fuss over Walter, who she missed horribly after his death in 2014. Ruth was a loving and caring mother, who nurtured many close friendships with her girlfriends. She loved to discuss politics and current events, was an avid bridge player, tennis player, and oil painter. She was blessed to have her three children remain in Phoenix and enjoyed many family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her children Carol Cochran(Jerry), Lorna Cheifetz and Steven Cheifetz (Karen), her grandchildren Sarah Susbauer (Alex), Julie Balila (Nat), Grace Cheifetz, Alex Cheifetz, Sydney Cheifetz and Anastasia Cheifetz, and by her great grandchildren Caitlin, Jade and Scarlett.
The family wishes to offer its heartfelt gratitude to Ruth's caretaker Carmencita McKenzie. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of the Valley would be appreciated.
Published in The Arizona Republic from May 19 to May 24, 2020.