Ruth A WalzerAGE: 75 • WaretownRuth Ann Walzer, a long-time resident of Bloomingdale who relocated to Skippers' Cove in Waretown after retirement, died peacefully in Community Medical Center on April 5, 2017 after a sudden illness at the age of 75.Ruthie, as she was called by friends and family, was known for her naturally friendly, caring and outgoing nature, could light up a room with a smile. That smile will be forever missed by her daughter Suzanne Cannella (Vincent); her stepchildren, Barbara Veith (John), Al Walzer Jr. (Megan) and Kathleen Decker (Wayne); her grandchildren, Joseph (Erin), Allyson and Jennifer Cannella, Paula Wagner and Paige and Lydia Decker; as well as her beloved sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, and godchildren.In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Walzer Sr. in June 2015 and joined by her sister, Shirley Geary on the same day, April 5, 2017. Ruth was born on September 9, 1941 in Paterson NJ to James and Laura (nee Hunt) Gleeson. She graduated from Mary Help of Christians High School in 1959 and entered the work force as a representative of the Max Factor Company in various retail outlets. After raising her daughter, Ruth returned to Bergen Regional Nursing School to achieve her lifelong goal by becoming a nurse by receiving her LPN diploma in 1986. Ruth continue working for that institution until her retirement. Additionally, Ruth worked alongside her beloved Al managing the office at the family business. The family would like to thank Dr., Richard Chang and his office staff as well as the nursing, respiratory care and ancillary staff of Community Medical Center Units 2E2 and 4F for their compassionate care rendered to Ruth during her illness. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-6pm at the Layton's Home For Funerals, Forked River. Relatives and friends may arrive 915 am Wednesday at the funeral home. A 1030am funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, Barnegat. Burial will follow at Brigadier General William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ruth's memory to the 's Go Red for Women campaign, PO Box 4002012, DesMoines, Iowa 50340-9012.Please visit
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