Ruth E. CoveleskiMay 9, 1925 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 92)
“I hope you’re feeling as happy as I am,” she once said in the twilight of her years, “because the world is beautiful and I’m just glad to be alive in it.” Ruth enjoyed 92 years of love and laughter.
Her home and heart were always open to passersby, well-wishers, and friends. A consummate storyteller, she enjoyed sharing tales of her past, her family, and the adventures of her grandchildren.
Ruth E. Coveleski, 92, of Union City, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She accepted her end with dignity and grace, befitting such a virtuous life.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on May 9, 1925 to the late Joseph and Katherine Kazakewicz, she graduated from Hanover High School in 1943 and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree at Wilkes-Barre Business College in 1945. Afterwards, she worked at the Pentagon for General George Marshall, performed on radio and at the legendary Brown Derby in Washington, D.C., and later worked as a manager at J. B. Post Coal and Ice Corporation.
In 1950, she married Alex S. Coveleski of Daisytown, Pa., with whom she had four children and nearly fifty years of loving companionship. She was a dedicated matriarch who was extremely proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.
She was active until her final years, crocheting butterflies for the John Kanzius Cancer Research Center and remaining a source of joy to many. A devout Catholic, she was a faithful parishioner at St. Teresa of Avila in Union City, where she taught catechism for many years and was a member of the Rosary Society.
She is preceded in death by her brothers John and Joseph Kazakewicz, and her beloved husband.
She is survived by her four children: Alex J. Coveleski of Harvey’s Lake, Pa.; Darryl G. Coveleski of Union City, Pa.; Lynelle R. Robuck of Chadds Ford, Pa.; and Patricia K. Amado of Boynton Beach, Fla.; as well as her sisters Helen Kosar of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Jeanne DeWees of Dallas, Pa.; Albina Moskal of Wichita, Kan.; and Lillian Sacco of Dallas, Pa. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 with a visitation at St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church in Union City from 9 to 11 am, followed by a funeral Mass with Father F. Thomas Suppa, officiating. Burial will take place at St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery in Union City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Michael S. Pandolph Funeral Home, Union City, is assisting with arrangements.
Online condolence may be sent to pandolphfh.com.