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Ruth Baker Gilbert

 

March 26, 2020

Ruth Baker Gilbert

Ruth Baker Gilbert, 98, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, with her family by her side.

Ruth was born March 5, 1922, in White Plains, N.Y., and moved to Florida in 1969. Ruth led an active life of service to family, church and community. Over the years Ruth made her mark during WWII as an airplane riveter, and in time as a Girl Scout leader, with League of Women Voters, a Sunday School teacher, church choir, thrift shop, library volunteer and DAB MOAB docent. She continued with choir and library volunteer in her later years at Bishops Glen.

Her many talents included painting, knitting, sewing and piano playing. Ruth had an amazing, even in her 90s. She also earned degrees and worked in real estate and hotel management.

She is survived by daughters, Karen (George) Chusko and Susan (George) Tsiropinas; son, Sandy Jones; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Ruth is preceded in death by in death by her husband, Robert Gilbert; and granddaughter, Wendy Bailey.

 

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