November 1, 1938 – January 6, 2019
Ruth E. Gerhardt, 80, of Norwich, New York passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Born on November 1, 1938 in Binghamton, New York to the late Olin and Mabel Shoemaker. Ruth is remembered as saying “I’m a tough old bird”, always wanting to help anyone in need, enjoying carnivals, and scratch-off tickets. Ruth is survived by her daughters; Clara Spencer, Mable Fitch, and Nicole Tran, Grandchildren; Howard, Carolyn, Tasha, Roger, Patty, Cindy, Amber, and Abigail, several great-grandchildren, sisters; Margaret and Tom Raminger, and Anna Shafer, several nieces and nephews, and her best friend Luu Benedict. Ruth was known and loved by everyone she met. Ruth considered everyone she met and knew as family. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also predeceased by her nine siblings. A celebration of life will be held at Port Crane Firehouse, 844 State Route 369, Port Crane, New York 13833, on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:30pm.
- Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019