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Florence S. Ruoss


1919 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Florence S. Ruoss Obituary
FLORENCE S. RUOSS On January 21, 2014 Florence S. Ruoss, age 94, left this life to join our Lord in heaven. Her final days were spent under the care of Livingston Memorial Hospice Care at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Eric and June Ordway of Ojai, CA. She was born Florence Theresa Shelinsky on October 17, 1919 in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of Patrone Pechkos Shelinsky and Stephen Shelinsky. Her mother, through the naturalization process, legally changed the family name to Sulinsky. Introduced through a co-worker of Singer Manufacturing Company, she eventually fell in love and married William Ruoss in June 1945. In 1949, she gave birth to their 1st daughter, Carol, and 5 years later to their second, June. Throughout her daughters' adolescence, she was both a full time mother and part-time worker outside of the home. They lived in Trumbull, CT and one of those jobs was as the crossing guard for Long Hill School. She was brought in with a group of other women to become the 1st Crossing Guards for the town. With "her girls" grown, she decided to get a full-time job with an electronics company in Monroe. Not too long after that, she was approached by the Town of Trumbull Police Department where she was offered, and accepted, the position as the 1st Police Matron of the town. She remained there until her retirement in 1981 when she and Bill left for Riverside, CA. She is survived by Carol Barquin (James-deceased) of Riverside, CA; June Ordway (Eric) of Ojai, CA; grandson Jason Ordway; sisters Claire Carroll of Stratford, CT and Estelle Wildman of Beacon Falls, CT; brother John Sulinsky (Irene) of Trumbull, CT; step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, brother Bill Sulinsky and sisters Theresa Sulinsky, Francis Cone of FL and Mary Spelman of Milford, CT. Viewing will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Miller-Jones Mortuary located at 23618 Sunnymead Blvd, Moreno Valley CA, followed by a mass at St. Christopher's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Olivewood Memorial Park, Riverside, CA.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 26, 2014
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