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Dr. Ruth Pertel


1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Ruth Pertel Obituary
DR. RUTH PERTEL July 5, 1935 - January 5, 2016 Dr. Ruth Pertel passed away peacefully between 5 AM and 7 AM at Sunrise of Alexandria, Virginia, on January 5, 2015. She was born on July 5, 1935 in Tucson, Arizona, to her parents Gustav Pertel and Eha Pertel who immigrated to the United States before 1934 from Estonia. Her family moved to Riverside, California in 1947. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Riverside in 1958. She earned a PHD in Microbiology from the University of California at Berkeley. She began her professional career at the National Institutes of Health and retired from the Environmental Protection Agency in the Washington DC area. She was loved and will be missed by her brothers Paul K. Pertel and Omar J. Pertel and their families. She will have a private burial service in Riverside, California at a later date. Donations to a can be made in her name.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 20, 2016
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