Jack W. Ruth, 80, of Lorain died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, inCommunity Health Partners Regional Medical Center in Lorain after a brief illness.
Mr. Ruth was born July 2, 1927, in Sandusky. He lived in Lorain since college graduation. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1945 and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati. He also attended Cornell University. He retired from U.S. Steel as an accountant following more than30 years service. He also worked part time as an accountant for Beaver Creek Marina.
Mr. Ruth was a very active Mason belonging to Mid-Century Lodge 725 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, (emertia aide for numerous potentates), Al Koran Shrine, Lorain County Shrine Club (treasurer for 37 years), Lorain County Shrine Fire Brigade, and Day Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. He was an avid traveler and sailed 17 times on the Delta Queen Cruise Ship.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Charlotte R. (Rust) Ruth; sister, Joan R. Welton of Sandusky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ruth was preceded in death by his parents, Carl R and Helen E. (Schoeneman) Ruth.
Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals,1124 W. 5th St., Lorain, where Masonic services by his lodge will be at 6 p.m. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery Chapel,2917 Milan Road, Sandusky, with The Rev. Robert Machovec Jr., pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church ofSandusky, officiating.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Shiners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3015, or the donor's favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to boyer-cool.com.