Ruth Kaplan Kaskowitz, 97, passed away Friday (Aug. 31, 2012) at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
She was born in Columbia, CT to the late Lewis and Anna (Weiner) Kaplan.
Ruth graduated from Windham High School in Willimantic, CT and had lived in Columbia, CT before moving to Longmeadow in 2007. She was predeceased by her husband Milton Kaskowitz.
Ruth is survived by her children and their spouses Carole Pagani (married to the late John Pagani) and Elizabeth and Dr. Philip Irving; her grandchildren Robbin Airault and Dwayne LaFogg, Mark and Andrea Wolf, Erin and Rocco Shropshire, Marc Irving (and his girlfriend Corinn Cunningham), Jeffrey Pagani, Lisa and Steven Antonio, and Laura and James Clark; her great grandchildren Brianna Heiser, Brittany and Pablo Britos, Trevor Pagani, Jenna and Hayden Clark, Nina LaFogg, Zachary and Alexandra Wolf, Katherine, Tommy, and Johnny Antonio, and Carolina and Emma Shropshire; her great great grandchild Adrianna Britos; and many dear nieces and nephews.
Ruth was also predeceased by her sister Gertrude Furman Sidman and her brothers Samuel, Hyman, Morris, and Joseph Kaplan.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Baystate Medical Center and the staff at Ruth’s House for their loving care.
Ruth was a buyer for a woman’s specialty shop in Willimantic, CT.
She was honored by the State of Connecticut for her many years of volunteerism at the local hospital, library, and Columbia, CT Senior Center.
Ruth loved reading, bridge and word games, was an excellent baker and knitter, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox.
Her graveside service will be Sunday, 11 a.m. at B’nai Israel Cemetery, 227 Stafford Road, Mansfield (Storrs), CT. Shiva services will be Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the home of Dr. Philip and Elizabeth Irving at 133 Willow Brook Rd. in Longmeadow, MA.
Donations can be made to the Frieda Reisz Chaplancy Fund, c/o Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow, MA 01106 or to the National Autism Society, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
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Posted September 1, 2012
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