17 January, 1943 – 19 February, 2021
On Friday, February 19th, 2021, Ruthann Lemire passed away peacefully, at age 78.
Ruth was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17th, 1943 and her life was filled with every possible joy and challenge you can imagine. Ruth was a passionate, hardworking entrepreneur. She was the mother of five, grandmother to fourteen, great grandmother of 3, and was a loyal wife and partner for 48 years. When she was not working, Ruth was solving a crossword puzzle, thrifting a garage sale, or correcting Alex Trebek. Her family was her strength, and she spent her life teaching her kids and grandkids that family comes first. Always teaching and guiding, she taught her grandkids how to make the best butter noodles ever (the key was just a dash of garlic) and she told her kids every time they left the house to ”remember who you are”. Ruth was generous, smart, and beautiful. She would always forgive, but rarely forget. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Ruth was preceded in death by her son Paul, great grandchild Paxton, brothers Richard and Keith, mother Shirley, father Raymond and ex-husband Joe. She is survived by her four children, fourteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters and a long list of extended family and friends that span the country.
A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Rose Hill Burial Park 3653 W Market St. Fairlawn, Ohio. COVID-19 protocols will be in place with social distancing and facial coverings required. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Lung Association or another charity of your choosing. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
25 February 2021
Deb, Rach, Russ, Kim, Joe, Mike and your families: I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. Ruth always made us feel so at welcome when we visited for wedding receptions, pig roasts, and whatever festivities were going on in her beautiful home. She taught you well, because your entire family is exactly the same. I have been honored to be a part of your family. May her memory be eternal and may you find peace in remembering the many years of holidays, family dinners, laughter and tears that make up your lives together. I love you all and am holding up your hearts in mine.