Ruth R Griefer

May 30, 1922February 22, 2013

RUTH E. GREIFER passed away February 22, 2013 at her home in Rockville, MD. Ruth, daughter of Isidore and Sophia Dahl was born in Geilenkirchen, Germany May 30, 1922. A Holocaust survivor, she moved to the United States after WWII. She met and married her soul mate Bernard Greifer z"l and settled in Alexandria, VA. A loving wife and mother, Ruth was a life member of Hadassah and active in her synagogue and volunteered for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She worked in the Alexandria school system, raised a family and earned a college degree from Northern Virginia Community College.

Ruth was the beloved wife of 61 years of the late Bernard Greifer (2013), loving mother of Carla Paris Teich, Helen Grimm, Amy Godin, grandmother to Andrew Paris, Rebecca and Jacob Grimm and Sophia and Shira Godin. A true lady in every way, she will be missed by family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA on Monday February 25 at 2 pm. Shiva will be observed at the home of Amy and Ed Godin starting Monday at 7:30 pm. Contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in her memory.


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Richard Dahl

May 16, 2013

Baruch Dayan Emet. To the family, I'm sorry I didn't know. I wish I could have given condolences at the correct time. In January, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I gave a speech in Geilenkirchen about history of the family Dahl and my family's survival during the Holocaust. I wish I could have met Ruth. In the family tree there are only two Ruth Dahls, the departed and my own daughter. I hope that her memory will be cherished always.