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LOMON, Ruth (Jones) Ruth, Nov. 7, 1930 – Sept. 26, 2017, died in Cambridge, MA last Tuesday following a long illness. She is survived and mourned by her husband, Earle, a physicist at MIT; children Glynis, Dylan and Deirdre; grandchildren Alexia, Devin, and Ben, and great-grandchildren. Born in Montreal, Canada, she maintained many friends there, as well as in the Boston area, and also northern New Mexico where she spent many summers. An internationally-known classical composer, she was awarded numerous commissions, and her most recent CD is on Navona Records. She was a Composer/Resident Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University. She was composer-in-residence for Boston Secession, who performed and recorded sections of her oratorio, "Testimony of Witnesses." It sets poetry of the Holocaust, much of which she located at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. More information on her music is at She was an accomplished pianist, performing piano duos extensively with Iris Graffman Wenglin. Lomon worked to promote music by women through organizations including American Women Composers (now the International Alliance for Women and Music). Visiting Hours: none

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Published in Boston Globe from Sep. 30 to Oct. 2, 2017.
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June 14, 2019
Ruth was an intelligent,elegant woman of great charm and warmth. She twinkled. Ruth's legacy is her music for which she will always be remembered. A great loss.
Marlene Butler
October 9, 2017
I never knew a more artistic human.
William Brinkley
October 3, 2017
Joy Robin Dronge
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