Ruth L. Tosh, 80, of Yardley, Pa., died on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pa., surrounded by her loving family.
Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late David William Lennon and Mildred Eckenstein Lennon, she had been a Yardley resident for the past 47 years.
Ruth was a graduate of Elmer L. Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1948. Following graduation, she worked at the First National Bank of Wilkes-Barre until she married and became a mother. After raising her children, she returned to work in the administrative offices and library system of Pennsbury School District until her retirement in 1993.
Ruth loved all areas of the fine arts, especially music, theater, and dance. She enjoyed attending live performances as well as watching or listening to recorded versions.
She was an accomplished cook, avid reader and the family historian. Some of her favorite pastimes over the years included traveling, gardening, knitting, sewing, and baking. She loved nature, bird-watching, and had a great affection for animals, especially cats and dogs. But most of all she will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend.
She was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Lennon, and sister, Joyce Hoover.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Dr. Donald J. Tosh, and her cherished children and grandchildren, a son, Donald J. Tosh, Jr. of Burlington, N.J.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Som-lok Leung of Cranbury, N.J., and Diane and Stephen Ferrazzano of Tracy, Minn.; four grandchildren and one grandson-in-law, Lisa and Kevin Buechner of Penndel, Pa., James Wilson of Portland, Ore., Stephen Ferrazzano III, and Alex Leung; and two great-grandchildren, Alicia Buechner and Brittany Buechner. Her brother and sister-in-law, David and Nancy Lennon of Fairless Hills, Pa., a brother-in-law, William Hoover of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews also survive her.
A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1700 Makefield Road, Yardley, on Monday, December 12, at 11 a.m. Friends may call prior to the service from 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Pa., following the service. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 or donate online at www.lupus.org ; or Bucks County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931 or donate online at www.bcspca.org.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 South Delaware Avenue in Yardley Borough.