Ruth A. Meyer (1917 - 2015)

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Ruth A. Meyer, 97, 1201 Monroe Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, two days shy of her 98th birthday, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
Born March 19, 1917, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of the late Clemens and Matilda DeDecker Gerber. On Oct. 5, 1940, she married Arnold J. Meyer. He preceded her in death in 2007.
She lived most of her life in St. Marys and attended the St. Benedict's Academy. She was a former employee of Sylvania in Emporium.
Ruth was a member of St. Mary's Parish and served as a Eucharistic Minister there. She was also a member of the Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a loving wife and mother and she especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by three daughters and four sons; Carol (Clyde) Salandra of Brockway, Paul (Jeanne) Meyer, Kathleen (James) Hoffman, Marilyn (Edward) Gladysiewski, Donald (Nancy) Meyer, Timothy (Marsha) Meyer, and James S. (Donna) Meyer all of St. Marys. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, two stepgranddaughters and 29 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Doreen McCartan; a son-in-law, Robert McCartan; a sister, Florence Nickeson; and two brothers, Harold Gerber and Vincent Gerber. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth A. Meyer will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Fr. Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, 325 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.
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Published in The Courier Express from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2015