Ruth I. Steckman, 96

steckman4Ruth I. Steckman, 96, formerly of Brighton Rd., Ellwood City passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Thursday, November 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving family following a short illness.

Born March 11, 1919 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Richard T. and Edna Sloan Stratton. She was married for 39 years to John C.”Jack” Steckman who passed away in 1975.

Ruth and her husband, Jack owned and operated Steckman’s Memorial Studio in Ellwood City for many years. She was an avid and accomplished bowler having been inducted in the Ellwood City and the Lawrence County Bowling Halls of Fame. Ruth also enjoyed dancing and was the former treasurer of the “Doe’s Auxiliary” at the ELKS Club. .

Survivors include three daughters, Sherry (Vince) Perciavalle of Beaver,, Patricia (Fred) Konyak of Ellwood City, Margaret “Peg” (Larry) Haswell of Wampum; son, Kip (Debra) Steckman of Renfrew; daughter in law, Joan Steckman of Ellwood City; sister, Ada Hinkle of Portersville; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren, ;

Besides her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter in law, Thomas Steckman (1951) and John (2009) and Kathleen (1996) Steckman; two grandsons, Shawn Steckman (1975), F. Mark Konyak (2012); four brothers, Richard “Bud”, Leighton, Royal, and Harold Stratton; and a sister, Mary Catherine Gossett..

Family and friends will be received Sunday November 8 from 2-6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. Dr. Keith Black of the Raccoon United Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their special thanks to caregivers, Dora, Shirley, and Alison and also to the Vitas Heathcare Team of Patty, Teri, Kelly and Stephanie for their kind and compassionate care.

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2 thoughts on “Ruth I. Steckman, 96

  1. Dear Shari and all of the Steckman family,

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Warm regards,
    Ratka Radevski

  2. Your family has long provided important service to so many families in the community for a long time. May the comfort you continue to offer others console you in your loss.

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