May 15, 1926June 29, 2013

RUTH EVELYN ABRONSKI Ruth went home to be with her Lord on June 29th, 2013, at the age of 87, at her home in Pompano Beach, Florida, after a two month battle with stage four lung cancer. Ruth was born on May 15th 1926, to parents John and Mary Funderwhite, dairy farmers in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. She was the oldest of ten children and lived longer than all but her dear sister Anita Bowersock. She started her family in Norristown Penna., moving to Collegeville Pa., and then finally moving to King of Prussia Pa. till her children all left the nest. In 1979 her and her2nd husband moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida, where she lived till 2005, after which she moved to Pompano Beach, in a home beside her oldest son. Ruth studied to be a registered nurse, beginning her career in 1947. She loved her work caring for people and continued nursing at hospitals through Pennsylvania into South Florida. She ended her career, with much agitation, at the age of 80 years old, after her last hospital of employment was sold to new ownership. During her time in Florida, she was an active member of Grace Baptist Church, in Deerfield Beach. There she involved herself in prayer ministries, and young people’s ministries, such as First Priority. (Christian outreach in public schools) Ruth is survived by her one remaining sister Anita Bowersock, living in Cochranville, Pa. Son Karl B. Ruf & wife Micheline L. Ruf , with grandchildren, Chantal Howard, Karl C. Ruf, & Josh A. Ruf, with wife Erin. Great grandchildren, Madison Howard and Scotty Howard Son Robert A. Ruf & wife Helen Ruf, with grandchildren, Danny Ruf and wife Andrea Ruf , & Courtney Ruf Great grandchildren, Caitlyn and Tyler Ruf Her funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral home, where she will be laid to rest beside her dear late husband James F. Abronski.


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2013


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Ginny Johnson

August 8, 2013

To Karl, Bobbie and the families - May you take comfort in the peace that passes all understanding and rest in the assurance you will see her again. Aunt Ruth passed from this temporary world into God's perfect eternal one. Rest on God's promises to see you through the days ahead until we all meet again in Heaven. Love, Dave & Ginny (Wambold) Johnson

tricia segura

July 24, 2013

On behalf of the entire staff at Forest Lawn North please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

July 5, 2013

Bobbie, Karl and families - So sorry for your loss. It was great to have Aunt Ruth visit last month and check on Russ. She always showed much care and concern for what he was going through and kept check on how he was doing, as she did with everyone. The stories the sisters would tell when they got together always brought smiles for their memories. She will be missed here as well as with you. God bless you and keep you in his care.
Russ and Cheryl Wambold, Jr.

- Cheryl Wambold, West Grove, PA

Mary Tait

July 4, 2013

So glad that we got to visit with her last month. I know mom is missing her daily phone calls with her sister. Was always a joy when she would come up each year to P.A we would all look forward to seeing the two sisters reuniting. Next reunion will be in heaven. What a great lady she was to everyone! Being a nurse till age 80 and then continuing to crotchet all those blankets even up to the end just goes to show her love for others. Aunt Ruth you will be missed so glad she is not suffering and now able to reunite with those that have gone on before her. Sorry for your loss.
Mary, Ashley, and Justin Tait