May 13, 2020

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Ruth Aqua, 95, formerly of Forty Fort, died Wednesday, May 13 at Brandywine Living, Linwood, NJ.


Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Martin and Rose Eisman Bhaerman. She was a vibrant, warm, loving mother dedicated to her family and friends. She was a member and leader of many organizations, including the Pennsylvania Dental Association Auxiliary and the Luzerne Lions Club; a volunteer with Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania and Victims Resource Center of Wilkes-Barre; and a longtime member of Ahavas Achim, Luzerne.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Herman Aqua; daughter, Karen Aqua; and brothers Robert and Leonard Bhaerman.


She is survived by children: Hal (Risa) Aqua, Marlene Aqua, Ellen (Dave) Hart, and son in law, Ken Field; grandchildren: Zoë and Annie Aqua; Taylor and Trevor Tibbrine; Emma, Aidan and Lucy Hart.


Private Family Graveside funeral service will be conducted in Anshe Emes Cemetery, Plains with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan officiating. 


Arrangements under the direction of the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc. 348 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre.


A virtual Shiva service will be held via Zoom on Sunday, May 17, 12:00 noon EST. Please email for zoom link.


Condolences may be sent to the family, here on Ruth's Tribute Wall.


Donations may be sent to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, Scranton; Victims Resource Center, Wilkes-Barre; or the Friedman JCC, Kingston. 

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