Ruth Gollobin

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GOLLOBIN--Ruth, 86, died peacefully on February 17th after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Ira, "Ruchel" to cherished cousins Mary Mazur, Josephine Mazur, Bonnie West, Eva Siegel, Bill, Hamish and Adam Norton, and Jay Axelbank. Caring stepmother to Ruth and Peter Basta and Jeanna and George Beker; devoted grandmother to Matthew (19) and Caitlin (18), Basta and Emily (17) Beker. Longtime friend to Freda Birnbaum, Ruth Selman and Jerry Sider. Ruth was a courageous lifelong activist for fair treatment of immigrants and for a socialist society. She had a love of Yiddish literature, classical music, paintings, anthropology and photography, and adored babies and cats! Ruth will be greatly missed by those whose lives she enriched, both here and abroad. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 6th at 4pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64 Street, NYC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Fellowship, P.O. Box 2280, Conway, NH 03818.
Published in The New York Times on Feb. 24, 2008