Ruddiman, Priscilla "Pep"
Jul. 28, 1931 - Aug. 3, 2013
Priscilla "Pep" Ruddiman, of Sarasota, passed away Aug. 3, 2013. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was born July 28, 1931, in Plainfield, N.J. A memorial service will be held Tues., Aug. 6th at 5:00pm at the Mansion at Selby Gardens.
Pep is survived by her brother, Jack Phillips; her children, Chari, Ken (Donna) and Doug (Susan) Wurtzel, Beth Ruddiman, and Judy McManus (Denny); her grandchildren, Kim Connolly, Dan and Scott Wurtzel, Erin and Matthew McManus; and her great-grandson, Ethan Connolly. She was predeceased by her grandson, Tom Wurtzel, and her husband, Rod Ruddiman.
She was a long standing volunteer at the Selby Gardens and active in the Sarasota community. She spent many years in amateur theatre. Her hobbies included playing the organ, traveling, creating stained glass artwork, mahjongg, and attending live arts performances.
She retired from technical records management in the Washington D.C. area.
In lieu of flowers, Pep requested donations to: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 or the Philanthropy Department, Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Condolences may be offered at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com
"She was loved. What more can one ask? A life well spent."