06 February 2013

My mother ...



My mom passed last night ... almost 24 hours ago ... she had been suffering COPD for years. Her obituary follows ...

Barbara L. (nee Still) Ruczhak, 69, of Christiana, passed away Tuesday, 5 February 2013 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Ruczhak, Jr., with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Welsh Still. 

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two daughters: Jeanne, wife of Glenn Eckman of Lancaster, and Noreen, at home, and three granddaughters: Mary, Anna and Zorina Eckman, and a brother Thomas Still of Unionville. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Kathleen “Kitty” Still. 

She was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Parkesburg. She owned a craft business for many years. She graduated from Becker Junior College, Wooster, MA and Bishop Shanahan HS, West Chester, PA.

A viewing will be held on both Friday evening, Feb. 8th from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Feb. 9th, at the Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W. 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Interment will be held at the St. Malachi Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, C/O Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W. 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.

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