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Ruth P. Gawlas

June 20, 2021


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Ruth P. Gawlas

June 20, 2021


Ruth P. Gawlas, 96, of Endicott, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Ideal Living Center in Endicott, NY.


Ruth was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of the late Andrew L. and Beulah N. Kittle Gawlas. She was a 1942 graduate of G.A.R. High School in Wilkes-Barre. After graduating, she worked for the local Coal Mine.  Then in 1944, Ruth attended the Cadet Nursing Program at the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia and graduated in 1947. She later obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Ruth was employed as a registered nurse and later as a certified nurse practitioner for many years at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange, New Jersey. She then retired to Vestal, NY to be near family and to travel, which included a trip around the world.


In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Robert N. Gawlas, Sr., brother-in-law, Charles (Buddy) Bogdan, and nephew, John Dino.


Surviving are her sister, Margaret Bogdan, Vestal, NY; sister-in-law, Theresa Gawlas, Wilkes-Barre, PA; 7 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; and 18 great-great-nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Rev. Carol E. Coleman will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Friday.


Memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association.


Condolences can be sent by visiting Ruth’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.

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