Ruth W. Marcus

October 17, 1927November 3, 2018

MARCUS - Ruth Wishengrad, on 11/3/2018

Ruth’s spirited thirst for life and learning will be our fondest memory. Her 91st birthday was celebrated with family just days before her passing, and included laughter, music and fun – and special visit by her beloved sister, Blanche and husband, Irwin from Los Angeles. Ruth and her husband, Marty raised their family in Mamaroneck, NY where she could frequently be found with her tennis doubles partners. Her love of music included a lifetime playing and teaching piano, Stamford Symphony concerts and the Metropolitan Opera. A collector of fine crafts, Ruth served as Chair of Crafts on Stage (SUNY Purchase). A voracious reader, she found herself at home in her early days in Stamford participating on the Board of the Ferguson Library. Ruth is predeceased by the love her life, husband Marty, survived by daughter, Dianne Marcus (Philip Shaner) Weston, CT, son, Jonathan (Cheryl) Andover, MA; and adored grandchildren, Jared, Caroline and Zachary. Services will be held at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT, Wednesday, November 7 at Noon. Shiva at 320 Strawberry Hill Ave., #53, Thursday, November 8, 11am-3 pm and 5-7pm. Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to Ferguson Library, Stamford.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ruth W. Marcus

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Jen & Andy Jagolinzer

November 5, 2018

We will always have such fond memories of Ruth. She was patient, kind, generous, and always had a calm demeanor. Ruth showered her grandchildren with love, especially on her many holiday visits, and their love for her in return was boundless. She had a deep appreciation of art which was reflected in her sense of style and grace. We will miss her deeply. Our deepest condolences to the entire Marcus family.

Wendy Segal

November 4, 2018

So grateful for our many family memories with Ruth. Every year at Thanksgiving we had a craft project for anyone that wanted to participate in. Ruth always took part. She happily painted, sewed, decorated or wove supplies into a Ruth Marcus original. Of course she always made us laugh and we loved to hear her infectious laugh and large smile on her face. Ruth also had tons of energy no matter what time of day. She was always ready to play a game, knit a scarf or tell us one of her countless stories of travel, cultural experiences or craft finds to add to her collection. Ruth always dressed well and had an upbeat nature about her.

I know she is now in a good place of rest but she will be missed.