Ruth Heller Hollander of Kingston, PA, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at home peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.
Ruth was born, September 1, 1925, the daughter of Benjamin and Gussie Heller of Ashley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hollander; sister, Esther Bratkowsky and brother, Ralph Heller.
Surviving are her sister, Shirley Sullum of Kingston, children, Alan Hollander (Debbie) of Kingston, Joel Hollander (Barbara) of Altoona, Amy Hollander Veloric of Flourtown, grandchildren, Andrew Hollander, Sara Hollander Goldfine (Jeffrey); Daniel Hollander (Melissa), Nanci Hollander Caplan (Ben), Nicole Hollander, Rachel Hollander Sirner (Ari) and Stacy Veloric Feinman (Lance). Great grandchildren, Lauren C. Goldine, Emma O. Goldfine, Julia R. Goldfine, Dani M. Caplan, Sofia L. Caplan, Samuel Lawrence Hollander, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a member of the Westmoreland Club, Jewish Community Center and Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre, PA, where she was active on many committees. She served as the coordinator for the Reading to the Blind Program of the National Council of Jewish Woman. She was a life member of Hadassah. Ruth was a very active participant in the Garment Industry along side her husband, Larry.
Of all her activities, family was her first and most important priority. She took great care of everyone. Ruth instilled her love of family to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth took great pride in the accomplishments of her family, always the proud and supportive family matriarch. Pictures of her family surrounded her in every room of her home. Daily phone calls and FaceTime made sure she was involved.
Special thanks to her compassionate caregivers, Elaine, Mary Ann, Tanya, Teona, Lana, Marina, Maia and especially to Mary Erwine and her staff.
Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 22, 2019, at 12:00 noon at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow n Temple Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Shiva will be held at 549 Meadowland Ave., Kingston, on Monday from 7 to 9 pm; Tuesday through Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 2 to 4 pm.