Ruth Schwartz Friday

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NEW BALTIMORE Ruth Schwartz Friday, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at her home in New Baltimore. Ruth was born in Colton, N.Y. on October 9, 1915 and was the daughter of Dr. Will and Esther Schwartz. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude B. Friday; her three brothers, Hollis, Roger and Aubrey. Ruth graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. degree in psychology. While attending St. Lawrence, she was a member of the women's varsity basketball team and participated as a member of many other athletic teams. Survivors include three children, Diane (Neal) Fisher, Sue Friday and Chuck (Elizabeth) Friday; four grandchildren, Michael (Danielle) Fisher, Jody (William) Fleming, Jeffrey Friday and Lori Friday; three great-grandchildren, Colin and Nathan Fisher and Kendall Fleming. Ruth was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Ravena, N.Y. Ruth was a lifelong sports enthusiast with special interest in watching baseball and football games on her TV, particularly the New York Giants. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting. Ruth and Claude were married in 1938 and moved frequently while Claude served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, they settled in a home in the beautiful hamlet of New Baltimore, N.Y. in Greene County, where they raised their children and spent the remaining years of their lives. A memorial service commemorating the lives of both Ruth and Claude Friday may be held at a later date. There will be no calling hours. The family has requested that those who wish to remember Ruth may make contributions to the RCS Community Library at 15 Mountain Road, Ravena, NY 12143.

Published in Albany Times Union on May 30, 2006
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