Seneca Falls - Ruth Rausch, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday evening (August 11, 2013) at Clifton Springs Nursing Home. A funeral Mass will be Saturday (August 17) at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Church, Seneca Falls. Burial will follow in Saint Columbkille Cemetery.
Ruth's family requests memorial contributions be directed to Saint Patrick's Church, 97 West Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, New York 13148.
Ruth was born on January 28, 1926 in Fayette, New York, the daughter of the late Alfred and Theresa M. Dailey-Rausch. She was a graduate of Mynderse Academy. Ruth worked as a Legal Secretary for Henry Koch and then Charles Shafer. She was a member of: Saint Patrick's Church, a "Pink Lady" volunteer at Taylor Brown Hospital and the "Secretary Lunch Club."
Ruth is survived by her nieces, Joanne (Craig) Gallahan of Canandaigua, Kathryn Janto of Farmington, Maureen (Wayne) Nicholson of Seneca Falls and Nancy Rausch of West Hartford Conn.; a nephew, Alan (Yee) Rausch of Cortland; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rausch of Fayette; several more great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Vaitonis and Mildred Betts and her brother Richard Rausch.