Ruth M. Baumgratz, 82, of 521 Church Street, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born September 21, 1930 in Dunkirk, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Sophia Wojcinski Griswold. She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1948 and resided in St. Marys since 1952. She was a former employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, Berman’s and BJ’s Apparel.
On September 25, 1954 in Dunkirk, NY, she married Carl F. “Harry” Baumgratz, who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Marcia (Dennis) Oskorus of Ridgway; five sons, Carl F. (Cheryl) Baumgratz, Jr. of St. Marys, Mark D. (Diane) Baumgratz of St. Marys, Kevin A. Baumgratz of St. Marys, James T. Baumgratz and his fiancée Lynn Anderson of St. Mary and David A. (Charlene) Baumgratz of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Joan (Norbert) Kaus of Annandale, VA.
Mrs. Baumgratz was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, the Rosary Altar Society, the CD of A, the St. Marys American Legion Post #103 Auxiliary and was the recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary Award in 1999. She was also a member of the Rural Letter Carrier Auxiliary and she delivered Meals-on-Wheels for many years. She enjoyed being a mom and was good at it. She enjoyed bingo, volunteer work, cooking and especially her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, February 1, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.