Ruth Bovier Witt, 84, passed absent on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 at the Meadow Ridge Senior Dwelling Neighborhood in Redding.
She was a 50-calendar year resident of New Canaan, from 1970 to 2020, and beforehand lived in Darien.
The daughter of Ralph F. and Alice Patterson Bovier, Ruth was born in Towanda, PA on Aug. 24, 1938. She attended elementary and significant faculty in Towanda, and moved all through her junior yr to Johnstown, where by she graduated from Westmont-Upper Yoder Large College in 1956. She loved actively playing the clarinet, and was a cheerleader and flag twirler. She acquired to sew at a young age, a talent that she made use of all through the rest of her existence.
Ruth attained a diploma in Property Economics from Hood Faculty in 1960, moved to Grosse Pointe, Michigan and labored for Detroit Edison as a residence economist. Her part for the business was to display to buyers the miracles of cooking with electrical energy.
Even so, she and her roommate mentioned the rewards that their close friends who had been teachers loved (summertime vacations, namely), so she returned to university and acquired a teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. She loved training elementary college in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Shortly right after shifting to Michigan, Ruth achieved Robert Witt at a occasion. They uncovered mutual Pennsylvania roots he offered her a journey home for Easter, and they fell in appreciate. The two married in 1965 in Grosse Pointe. They then moved to Darien as Bob’s occupation took him to New York, then moved to New Canaan in 1970, where they raised their three small children and relished 50 years of relationship.
As a dad or mum of twins with exclusive requirements, Ruth turned extremely lively as their advocate and co-launched the New Canaan Mom and dad of Exclusive Little ones in the early 1980s. The group properly lobbied for New Canaan’s first team house. Ruth also served on the board at STAR, Inc, dedicated to supporting little ones with exclusive requirements.
She also remained a dedicated crafter, and joined the New Canaan Stitching Team in 1988, sooner or later serving as head of the group dependable for quilting hundreds of merchandise whose revenue have been donated to nearby location charities about the many years.
In addition to volunteer get the job done, Ruth was an lively tennis player at Mead Park, and enjoyed touring the environment with Bob. They frequented six of the seven continents with each other, generally touring with good friends. Ruth was also a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church of New Canaan.
Just one of her best joys was her 3 grandchildren, who grew up regionally in Wilton. Ruth was included in all facets of their childhoods, and was current at all of their births, recitals, sporting activities occasions, graduations, and much more. She traveled with them to Canada, Arizona, Maine and Hawaii in excess of the past couple many years, and shared amazing adventures and laughs with them. Generally sharp-witted, family members Sunday dinners with Ruth were being a pleasure. She will be enormously missed.
Ruth was predeceased by her mother and father and her spouse, Bob. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Dot) Gueritey of Marco Island, Florida twin sons Ronald Witt of Stamford and Robert Witt of Norwalk, daughter Robin Witt Allen (Matthew) of Wilton, grandchildren Connor, Caitlin and Courtney Allen of Wilton, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 at the Presbyterian Church of New Canaan.
In honor of Ruth and her contributions to the local community, a charitable legacy fund has been established at the New Canaan Local community Basis. This fund, in both Ruth and Bob’snames, supports nonprofit organizations and leads to that mattered most to them, this sort of as GetAbout, STAR, Inc., Abilis and Camp Horizons. Donations of any amount of money could be despatched in her memory to the Basis at 111 Cherry St., New Canaan CT 06840. For far more details, please phone 203-966-0231 or e mail [email protected].
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