Ruth Marjorie (Murphy) Belthoff
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Ruth Marjorie (nee Murphy), age 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday April 14, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Kathryn Murphy.
Devoted and wonderful wife of Robert Ernest Belthoff for 62 years. Loving mother of eleven children and their spouses: Mary Goble of New Milford; Mike Belthoff and wife June of New Milford; Tom Belthoff and wife Liz of Oradell; Patricia Weindorf and husband Gary of Point Pleasant; Kathy Lane and husband Roger of North Haledon; Peter Belthoff and wife Lisa of Oradell; Matt Belthoff and wife Mary of Wyckoff; Donna Dering and husband Dennis of Long Valley; Alan Belthoff and wife Beth-Ann of Park Ridge; Christopher Belthoff and wife Kelly of Danvers MA; and Alice Belthoff of Hackensack.
Survived by 23 loving grandchildren: Sandra Capitanello and husband Jim; Brian Belthoff and wife Laurie; Jennifer Belthoff; Bobby Belthoff and wife Erika; Tim Belthoff; Katie Belthoff; Meaghan Belthoff; Tommy Belthoff; Kevin Belthoff; Connor Belthoff; Christopher Weindorf; Craig Weindorf and wife Karen; Penny Lane; Michelle Burgess and husband Devin; Caterina Belthoff; PJ Belthoff; Gaberiella Belthoff; Natalie Belthoff; Dennis Dering; Emily Belthoff; Grace Belthoff; Kyrstin Belthoff; and Marisa Belthoff. Also survived by six beautiful great-grandchildren: Julianna and Jake Capitanello; Hannah Belthoff; Abigail Belthoff; and Lily and Kyle Burgess. Survived also by dear sister Alice Boswell. Missed by dear friend and four-legged guardian Taffy.
A graduate of Ridgefield Park High School in 1947 and a resident of New Milford all her married life. From spring to fall you could find her cheering on her beloved NY Yankees. She especially loved her Golden Retrievers, her vacations in Bermuda, and her Irish heritage. She had a kind and gentle heart that touched the lives of all those around her. Over the years she was active in her Catholic faith, including her Bible Study group, and as a Eucharistic Minister. Her spirit will live on in each of us who were blessed enough to know her.
Family will receive friends at the Beaugard Funeral Home 869 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge NJ Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9 PM. Please contact the funeral home for the mass time which will be on Friday at St Joseph Church in Oradell, with entombment at St Joseph Cemetery to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Belthoff's memory are respectfully requested to Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck Rd Teaneck NJ ( envelopes will be provided at the funeral Home.)

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2013.
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