Ruth E. “Gram” Modrovsky, 91, formerly of Nanticoke, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born Aug. 14, 1925, in Slocum, she was a daughter of the late Stryker and Minnie (Hontz) Rinehimer.
Ruth was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was formerly employed as a cook at the Crosscoads Inn and the Alberdeen Inn, both in Mountain Top. Ruth retired at 62 from Harte and Co., Mountain Top Industrial Park.
Ruth was the family matriarch and kept the family close. She was a great cook and loved to feed people, anyone who went to her home never left hungry. She was an extremely hard worker who, after losing two of her daughters in the 70s, raised three of her grandchildren in addition to the five daughters she already raised.
She loved traveling and vacations at the beach with her family and friends. She was an avid bowler and liked to swim. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death, in
addition to her parents, by her daughters, Rochelle Lohman, Marie Thomas and Maryann Modrovsky; her grandson, Joseph Height; brothers, Robert, Jim, Lester and Alfred Rinehimer; and sisters, Edith Connors and Irene Bird.
Ruth is survived by daughters, Jane Richheimer, Lancaster, and Bethann Freeman, Mountain Top; sister, Margaret Race, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Christopher Cimakosky, Tawngene Steiner, Tiffany Van Alst, Rachael Modrovsky, Sam Richheimer, Jennifer Gandia, Sunny Drinkwater and Zeke Freeman; seven great-grandchildren; longtime friend, William Shaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service was held at the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Rev. Eugene Sperazza, pastor of Albright United Methodist Church, officiated. Interment followed in Albert Cemetery, Mountain Top.
Memorial donations can be made to Celtic Hospice and Home Health, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.