Ruth Ruberto

Ruth Ruberto

November 16, 1933 - August 9, 2019

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Ruth Ruberto

Ruth (Crego) Ruberto, age 85, passed away August 9, 2019 at Lockport Rehab & HCF. She was born November 16, 1933 to William and Genevieve Kirkman Crego and was a lifelong resident of Lockport NY. She married Donald Ruberto at St. Mary's R.C. Church on September 7, 1957; Don passed away February 18, 2007.
She was a member of the Class of 1951 at Lockport High School and was co-chairperson of the class reunions committee and luncheons notifications. Ruth was a secretary in the Sales and Purchasing Departments at Harrison Radiator Div. from 1951 to 1968. She was a stay at home mom when their first child was born Laura in 1969, and son Jim was born in 1971, until 1986. At that time she became a substitute clerical worker for the Lockport City School District until 1996.
She and Don enjoyed traveling to many American Legion and Marine Corps League conventions over the years. Also cherished were the week-long vacations they took with their daughter and son for several years after Don retired. She was an avid reader, loved doing all kinds of needlework, emailing friends, going to Seneca Niagara Casino and flying to Atlantic City with her sister Carol.
She was a faithful parishioner and volunteer at St. John's R.C. church in Lockport. She was a member of B. Leo Dolan Post 410 American Legion Auxiliary since 1960,  the Lockport Marine Corps League Auxiliary, the BPOE Elks #41. She bowled over 50 years in the Variety Girls Bowling League. Ruth always considered herself blessed for having so many wonderful friends and family, especially those who came forward with so much support after the death of her husband.
Loving wife of the late Donald Ruberto, she is survived by her beloved children, Laura(Richard Thompson) Ruberto, New Hartford(Utica), NY and James Ruberto Lakewood, CO. She was blessed with her first grandchild four months after Don passed away, Ella Rose, and Aaron James four years later. Sister of Carol (late Duane "Bud") Jones of Rochester NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sister-in-law of Sr. Rene Ruberto, SSMN, Francis(Marcy) Ruberto, Castle Rock, CO, James (Maura) Ruberto, Lockport NY. Predeceased by siblings Virginia, William (Mary), Roy ( Joan) and Frank Crego; Mary Jane (late Herbert) Walker.
Friends may call Tuesday from 3-7 at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara street, where prayers will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian will be celebrated at 11:00 am at St. John's RC Church, 168 Chestnut St. Interment in Cold Springs Cemetery.  Ruth loved all animals, especially her beloved kitties Dolly, Molly, and Maggie. Memorials to Save-A-Pet, PO Box 114, Newfane, NY 14108 or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.


  1. Renee Knight on August 12, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Ruthie, all of us lucky enough to have known you, were blessed to have a living example of all that is good in a human being. Truly you and Don were a match made in Heaven and now you both shall rest in peace together forever.

  2. Jackie Meyer on August 13, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    So very many memories of Ruth & Don – growing up next to them on Hyde Park. Wonderful people – full of love, full of life, generous, kind, stellar citizens. The kind of people I aspire to be like. Grateful to have known them both. Especially remember Ruth volunteering at St. John’s Church and handing out programs at the Lockport Community Band Concerts. Always a smile and a hug. She allowed us to pick rhubarb from her yard for pies. What a sweetheart! Laura – she was so proud of you & adored your children. Jim – she always called you “my Jimmie” – loved you all & spoke of you often. Most sincere sympathy as you grieve her loss & celebrate her homegoing.

  3. Jennifer Jones Burnett on August 13, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I’ll miss you so much Aunt Ruth!!! Love you, Jenny

  4. Susie Diemert-Carabello on August 13, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    LOVE to you, Laura & Jim !
    Prayers of BLESSINGS
    Of Comfort & Peace
    Are sent your way
    At this Moment of grief …
    In this time of sorrow
    Feel Sweet Release …
    Knowing your Loved One
    Sits at Jesus’ Feet !
    … Believing your Parents are together again – OH, What a JOYOUS Reunion for them !
    Sincere Condolences on your Mother’s passing, … Don & Ruth,
    The BEST Neighbors, we Miss them
    Both !!! 💗🤗😘💗

  5. Dave Shambach on August 24, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Maura, Sister Rene and family– Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Ruth. May God hold you in His arms.

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