RUTH (Wasserman) LOW

February 19, 1923May 2, 2018

Ruth Low, age 95, passed away peacefully in her home on May 2, 2018 in Guilford, CT surround by love ones. She was born on Feb. 19, 1923 in Bopfingen, Germany, a small village near Stuttgart, to Adolph and Elise Wasserman. Her parents and her beloved brother Julius were murdered by the Nazis in WWII. She married Jack H. Low (Hans Osman Lowenstein) on Nov. 6, 1941 in Germany. Both Ruth and Jack survived 3 years of the horrors of the Nazi Concentration Camp of Theresienstadt, in Czechoslovakia. Jack’s parents and siblings were also murdered by the Nazis. After being freed from the Camp, Jack and Ruth and their newborn daughter Ellen emigrated to the U.S. They owned a small farm in Franklin, CT before settling in Norwich in 1952. They owned Jack’s Bicycle Shop, a fixture in downtown Norwich, from 1952 until 1979. Ruth worked at the former Reid and Hughes Dept. Store and then W.T. Grant Co.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years Jack in 1998 and her beloved daughter Ellen in 2009. She is survived by her son Robert H. Low (Wendy A. Sabol) of Guilford, 4 grandchildren, Elisabeth M. Sabol-Low and Jacob J. R. Sabol-Low of Guilford, Richard S. (Barry) Blinderman of Fairfield, Elise (Doug) Blinderman Atkins of Salem, N. H., 10 great-grandchildren.

The last 7 years at The Gables/Solstice in Guilford were the happiest and most peaceful of her long life. Never forget. Never Again...

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the loving, kind and compassionate care provided by her caregivers at the Gables especially Suzanne, Jenny and Margaret. Also, the special care given by the Connecticut Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations go to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C or to Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT


A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Norwich Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3, 62 Middle Road in Preston, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024. Please visit to leave an online condolence for Ruth’s family.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, May 6, 2018

RUTH (Wasserman) LOW

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Jeanne Wojcik

May 7, 2018

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was always a wonderful neighbor on Cuprak Road and I enjoyed our many conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.