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SILVER, RUTH ROLLER Ruth Roller Silver died on March 23, 2016 at the age of 82 after a prolonged illness. Ruth was born on September 14, 1933 in New Haven, Connecticut. She lived in Branford, North Branford, and Madison, Connecticut, as well as Bethel, Maine. Most recently, she resided in Trumbull, Connecticut. She is predeceased by her parents Ruth Schmid Roller and Harmon Hein Roller, and her brother Richard Roller. She was the mother of Martha Lasko Seaman and her husband Jay, Robert George Lasko, Jr. and his wife Mary, the grandmother of Stephen Richard Perkins and his wife Jane, Robert George Lasko III, Joseph Edward Lasko, and John Valentine Lasko, and the great-grandmother of Sasha and Andrew Perkins. Ruth graduated from Southern Connecticut State College with a B.S. Degree. She was an elementary school teacher, primarily kindergarten, having taught in Branford and North Branford, CT, and Bethel, Maine. Ruth was also a church organist, having played at the Bethel United Methodist Church, Our Lady of the Snows Church, and the West Parish Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethel, Maine, and the Trumbull Congregational Church in Trumbull, Connecticut. Ruth was a piano teacher in Bethel, Maine and Trumbull, CT, with numerous students who loved her dearly. She also worked at the Bethel Historical Society. Ruth was a former member of the National Education Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority for Women Educators. Ruth was a member of the Trumbull Congregational Church, and formerly the West Parish Congregational Church. Ruth was an avid knitter and piano player, and enjoyed all crafts. Ruth also loved her time participating in the bell choir at West Parish Congregational Church. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trumbull Congregational Church, 3115 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT. Interment will be held privately at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Stratford Cat Project, P.O. Box 1261, Stratford, CT 06614.The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.abriola.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Mar. 25, 2016
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