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Ruthanne Swartz

October 18, 2019
Ruthanne Swartz
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Obituary for Ruthanne Swartz

Ruthanne Eckmeder – Swartz, of Cranford, was called home by the Lord after battling cancer on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Dover, loved by her family and friends.
She was born in Irvington, residing in Cranford for over 50 years. Ruth worked as a bookkeeper for John Hancock and Roselle Tool & Die for many years before retiring at age 72. She was a member of Sunny Acres Association and a member of the First Baptist Church of Westfield.
Friends and family know her as “Cookie” who enjoyed feeding the birds, gardening, and garage sales.
Predeceased by her husbands Raymond Eckmeder and Charles Swartz, and her daughter, Deborah Eckmeder.
She is survived by her brother Raymond Kaeser and his wife Carol, and her sister Theresa Kozic. She was loving mother to her son, Raymond Eckmeder and his fiancé Amal Cardogoli; and her daughter Katherine Posey and Gary. Two grandsons, Raymond Eckmeder and Brandon Posey, and one great granddaughter, Samantha; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 10/22, from 3-5, and 7-9 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West, in Cranford, with a service at 8 pm. A Prayer will be 11 am Wednesday at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery, located at 1500 Stuyvesant Ave. in Union, with burial to follow.
Donations can be made to American Cancer Society.


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