Ruth A. Ewald of Akron, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Brothers of Mercy Health Care Facility. Mrs Ewald was born in the Town of Royalton on May 2, 1921, daughter of Henry and Edna (Giertz) Wolfe.
She has lived in the Wolcottsville area all of her life and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville. She was a former 4-H Leader in Wolcottsville and she taught leather crafting at the 4-H Fair. She enjoyed her family and flower gardening. She and her husband, Carlton Ewald, were married on July 17, 1942 in Wolcottsville. He predeceased her in 1995. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Brandt; two sons, David Ewald and Bruce Ewald; a son-in-law, Donald Frey; a grandson, Jeff Ewald; her siblings, Erma Glena, Helen Kozloski, Mabel Morgan, Dolores Eldridge, Anna Eick, Gertrude Glena and Kenneth Wolfe.
She is survived by her children, Ralph (Margaret) Ewald of Ransomville, Sandra Frey of Lockport, Keith (Diane) Ewald of Ohio and Kevin (Nancy) Ewald of Lockport. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:30 AM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wolcottsville with the Rev. Josh McGuffie officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Wolcottsville. Memorials to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the Ewald family.
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