Ivy Theresa Ruzenski

August 22, 1929January 7, 2021

Ivy T. Ruzenski, 91, of Boyertown PA, Widow of the late William G. Ruzenski. Passed away at the Lehigh Valley Hospital on Thursday January 7, 2021. Born in Plattsburg, NY. She was a daughter of the late Mabel (Hart) and Leo W. West. Lived most of her life in Levittown NY raising her family them moved to Boyertown PA in 2018. She was homemaker and a visiting home health aide. Ivy is survived by her children, Gail widow of Angelo Marmo of Aurora, CO., Paul Ruzenski of Huntington, NY., William G., Jr. husband of Patricia Ruzenski of Boyertown and Glenn P. Ruzenski of Westbury, NY. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Ivy is predeceased by her sister Fern O’Hare. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ivy’s name to the AHRC Foundation 189 Wheatly Rd #3 Glen Head, NY. 11545. Arrangements by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512 Online condolences may be made at


  • Gail Marmo (Angelo), Daughter
  • Paul Ruzenski, Son
  • William G, Ruzenski, Jr. (Patricia), Son
  • Glenn P. Ruzenski, Son
  • William G. Ruzenski, Husband (Deceased)
  • Mabel (Hart) West, Mother (Deceased)
  • Leo W. West, Father (Deceased)
  • Fern O'Hare, Sister(Deceased)
  • Ivy is also survived by eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

  • AHRC Foundation


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Ivy Theresa Ruzenski

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Mary West Leonard

January 15, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul and Glenn, I enjoyed meeting you both at those large West family gatherings. Bill, it was so kind of you to collect all those newspaper clippings for my dad, John. I enjoyed reading them with him. You are all in my prayers.

Debby, Roger & Anna Green

January 13, 2021

Aunt Ivy was always happy and sweet. I use to call her and we would talk about various things, usually her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. One time she told me that growing up, people thought it odd that she and her sister were named after plants. I told her I always thought her name was pretty. I enjoyed our talks. Aunt Ivy was a very special person and I will miss her. My family and I are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love,
Debby, Roger & Anna Green

Gail Marmo

January 12, 2021

Mom lived in Plattsburgh NY for about the first 20 years of her life. She lived the bulk of her time in Levittown, Long Island, yet she never called it home. Plattsburgh was in her home and her heart. The only negative she ever said about it was "I hate the cold." She called Plattsburgh "God's country". Her father Leo was Daddy even when she was old. She rarely referred to Mabel, her mother.
In the beginning, she lived for her kids. Later it was some of her grandchildren. She also lived for the two weeks every summer when she got to go "home". It was the only time I ever truly saw her come alive.