Ruth Lee Abelson

November 29, 1929January 23, 2013

Ruth Abelson age 83. Beloved wife of the late Marvin. Loving mother of Linda Ney and Cathy (Dr. Richard) Hirschmann. Cherished grandmother of Johnny (Kristen) Christensen, Anne Hirschmann, Rebecca Hirschmann. Great grandmother of Olivia Christensen. Dear sister of Joseph Goldstein. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Children's Theatre of Winnetka, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093 or The MDS Foundation 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620. Service Monday 1:00pm at The Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd Wilmette. Interment Shalom memorial park cemetery Arlington Hgts. For info 847-256-5700

Published in Chicago Tribune on January 27, 2013


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013

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Mary Pedersen

February 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Ruth was a very gracious lady.

Jan Arnopolin

February 14, 2013

I only recently heard about Mrs Abelson's passing. I've know the Abelson's most of my life, since grammar school when Mrs Abelson was our leader in Brownies and Girl Scouts. Linda & Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great person, and she threw the best Hallowe'en parties when we were all kids.

February 6, 2013

The Abelson Family
Ruth was a wonderful Mother to Linda, Cathy and all of their friends and family. She was amazing and had so much love for children and her wonderful husband Marv, they made the perfect couple. My heart goes out to the family. She made everyone feel welcome and loved. Love, Debbie

February 2, 2013

May joy soon fill your hearts with loving memories of times shared.

C Johnson

The Wyant Family

January 28, 2013

It was wonderful to hear about more of Ruth's life from Cathy's beautiful tribute today. She embraced everyone who she met at each phase of her life. Our son's were lucky to be some of "her kids" at CTW. We will be forever grateful for her warmth and kindess. Thank you Ruth.

Anne Blair

January 28, 2013

We will miss Ruth. She was a shining light at CTW. We are lucky to have known her.
The Blair Family~ Dan, Anne, Brian & Kevin


January 28, 2013

To Mrs. Abelson's Family, Friends:
What The Bible says: The word "paradise" has been used to designate mankind's first home, the garden of Eden. {Genesis 2:7-15). The bible presents that garden as a real place where the first human couple lived free of distress and death. (Genesis 1:27,28.) Because they disobeyed God, the first couple lost their paradise home. However, many bible prophesies describe a future in which humans will enjoy Paradise restored. In paradise restored, we will see Mrs Abelson's face, young and ready to go. We can't wait to see what paradasic changes will be there, will you be there.

Paul Reszke

January 27, 2013

Dear Linda,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless you and your family.

January 27, 2013

In fond memory of Ruth Lee, a lovely lady of talent, charm and grace... A life to be celebrated. Condolences from our family to yours on your great loss. Marcia F. Friedman (Elaine Faermark's cousin, who knew Ruth all of my life).

Alice Rifkind Gutenkauf

January 27, 2013

Dear Abelson family
I've known Ruth Lee since grammar school. She always had a bright smile. I am so sorry for your loss as well as ours, the Von Steuben Ladies who Lunch.