Ruth Marshall

Ruth Ann Marshall

1946 - 2021

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WATERLOO – Ruth A. Marshall, 75, of Waterloo, NY, passed away Saturday (November 20, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Family and friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday (November 30) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home. Those attending calling hours MUST wear face masks. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday (December 1) at First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo. Rev. Anita Milne, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Varick, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo, 42 E. Main St., Waterloo, NY, 13165 or Pathway Home, P. O. Box 516, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148. Ruth was born May 29, 1946, in Geneva, NY, the daughter of Henry D. and Naomi L. Pratt Rosenthal. She was a 1964 graduate of Waterloo High School. Ruth earned her Bachelor's degree in Education at Geneseo State Teachers College in 1968. She continued to earn additional education credits while she was a dedicated teacher first in Savona Central School District and then in the Midlakes Central School. Ruth retired from Midlakes schools in 2005 after 35 years of teaching. Those who knew Ruth found her to be kind beyond measure. She had a smile and laugh that lit up the room. She and her husband hosted and housed friends, family and exchange students throughout the years making a home for each of them and keeping them close throughout her life. She enjoyed creating celebrations for any event that could be imagined and going out to eat with friends on a regular occasion. She loved being a Grandma and had a special individual connection with each of her grandchildren. Her genuine care and love for all was unconditional. She was committed to her family, church, and community. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Geneva. After marrying her husband, she became a very active member of First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo. As a member of the Presbyterian Church, she served as an elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, financial secretary, a member of the chancel choir and the bell choir. Ruth was a member and president of Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research Sorority in Waterloo. She was a member and president of the Waterloo Research Club. Ruth served as a Team captain for 11 years for Relay for Life. She served as a volunteer for Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H. Ruth was an active member of the Taylor Brown Hospital Auxiliary. Her love for music was also enjoyed singing with the Red Jacket Chorale. She was a member of the Ontario and Seneca County Retired Teachers Association. Ruth also served as an American Dairy Association Volunteer Educator. For many years, Ruth was a dedicated volunteer for the Celebrate Commemorate Committee. She was a volunteer for Betsy's Playroom Childcare at Five Points Correctional Facility, for many years. She is survived by her loving husband, whom she married August 17, 1968, Jerome F. Marshall; children Rachel (Andrew) Williams of Geneva, NY, Rebecca Dixon of Auburn, NY, and Jared (Tedra) Marshall of Waterloo, NY; grandchildren Brent Williams, Amelia Williams, Brianna Dixon, Braden Dixon, Hannah, Kelsey Marshall, Clinton Marshall, and Lena Marshall; and brother Paul (Vivian) Rosenthal of Phelps, NY, and many cousins, "adopted" children, and many dear friends. Ruth was predeceased by her parents. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to www.coegenungfuneralhome.com.
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Tuesday
30
November

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Coe-Genung Funeral Home
46 West Main Street
Waterloo, New York, United States
Wednesday
1
December

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
First Presbyterian Church Of Waterloo
42 E. Main St.
Waterloo, New York, United States