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Obituary for Ruth T. Girdlestone

Ruth T. Girdlestone of Machias, NY died Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Olean General Hospital at the age of 99.

She was born November 25, 1919 in Buffalo, NY a daughter of the late Valentine and Magdeline (Engel) Sweitzer. She was a member of the former Holy Family Church in Machias, a past member of St. Philomena's Church in Franklinville and most currently a member of the New St. Mary's Church in Arcade.

She was a lunch monitor at the Pioneer High School and Middle School for 16 years.

Her husband, Howard Girdlestone, who she married March 24, 1936 in Buffalo, passed away in 1996.

Ruth is survived by six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her children - Marvin Girdlestone, Sr. and Karen (Charles) Pursel.

Friends may call Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5-8 PM at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade, where funeral services will be held Saturday November 2, 2019 at 11:30 am with Rev. Joseph Gullo officiating.

Burial will be in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Arcade. Memorials may be made to the Machias Volunteer Fire Department, Main St., Machias, NY 14101.