PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP Ruth E. Ruch, 82, of Plainfield Township, passed away, Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Brian D. Perin St. Luke's Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Leroy Ruch, who passed away, August 14, 2008. Born in West Easton, January 18, 1939, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Dailey) Gaughran. She was a graduate of Easton Area High School and prior to retiring, Ruth was employed in central supply at Warren Hospital. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Easton. She and her late husband were active in the Shriner's Hospital for Children
. Ruth and Leroy were known for their roasted peanuts and her chocolate covered candies and strawberries. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her sisters, baking pies and traveling with friends from the Shriners. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Spink, and her husband, Chuck, of Pen Argyl; five grandchildren, Sonya Pedraza and her partner, Shawn, Dena Gaughran and her partner, Kennie, Erica Sterner and her husband, Rick, Matthew and Brian Spink; four great-grandchildren, Hailey, Mia, Angelia, and Jaxon; a brother, Edward Gaughran, and his wife, Kathy, of Forks Township; four sisters, Barbara Rinehart and her husband, Gerald, of Belfast, Margaret Strauss of Easton, Mary Wagner and her husband, Richard, of Palmer Township, and Anna Fritz of Bangor; and a sister-in-law, Linda Gaughran, of Easton. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Gatsby. She was preceded in death by a son, David W. Gaughran, a sister, Catherine Krock, and a brother, William Gaughran. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Please check www.ruggierofuneralhome.com
, for the announcement of services. The Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, Pen Argyl is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Shriners Hospital for Children
– Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072 (610)863-5750
Published by The Express Times from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2021.