Ruth S. Larison, 80 of Bethlehem Twp., PA died Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Keystone Hospice House, Wyndmoor, PA. Born August 24, 1937 in Jamaica, Queens, NY she was a daughter of the late Edward and Lydia (Reschke) Stielau.
Ruth graduated from Mandl School in New York City and worked as a medical doctors office assistant before becoming an executive secretary. She was employed by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and by AT&T for many years. Following her retirement she worked for Millbrook Home Care as a companion. Ruth was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Easton where she sang in the choir, was a past-president and current vice-president of SAW, and a Eucharistic Lay Minister. She also served as Judge of Elections in Northampton County for over 12 years.
Ruth’s ready smile, joyful laughter and generous nature brightened the day of all who met her. She was devoted to her God, her family, friends and causes and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her children: Brenda Ruth Lange of Philadelphia, Michael Lange and his wife Maria of Sharon Springs, NY; sisters: Carolyn Stielau and Edna Kline; grandchildren: Jennifer Winters (and her husband John and their children: Jillian and Johnny), Vincent Franchino (and his wife Elise), Elizabeth Kinder (and her fiancé Sean Riley), Erich Lange, Emily Lange and loving nieces and nephews. Her husband Douglas Larison died in 2007.
A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 AM Wednesday (Jan. 31) in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton, PA, immediately followed by a service in the church. Interment will be private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.