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She was born in Sharon on June 29, 1932, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Galicic) Lapcevich and had attended Farrell schools. Pauline was a devoted mother to her family and had enjoyed baking, quilting, and on weekends camping in the outdoors.
In earlier years, she had been an active member of the Hickory United Methodist Church Women as well as the Salvation Army. She also spent time supporting her daughter Paula while with M.C.A.R.
Her husband, Alfred S. "Mike" Ruth Sr., whom she married on Feb. 6, 1951, passed away March 26, 2001.
Mrs. Ruth is survived by her four sons, Alfred S. Ruth Jr. and Ronald A. (Robyn) Ruth, of Hermitage, Daniel L. (Deanna) Ruth of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Robert M. Ruth of Lakewood, Ohio; her grandchildren, Olivia Ruth M.D. and Josiah Ruth; a great-grandson ,Victor Ruth; and by six step-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Paula J. Ruth; grandson, Kevin Ruth; sister, Frances Gaydich; three brothers, Paul Lapcevich Jr., John Lapcevich and Frank Lapcevich; and her daughter-in-law Susan Margaret Timko.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage.
Pauline, 86, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (4-12-19) at the SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon.
Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday (4-13-19) in the funeral home.
Burial: Eau Claire Cemetery, following the service.
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