Ruth Christine Favata, aged 84, passed from this life on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at home in Union, new Jersey, after a valiant, but short struggle with cancer.
Born in 1932 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Ansbach of easton, pa. Ruth was a beloved sister to ten siblings, all predeceased.
In 1954, Ruth married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Vincent Favata, who she lost in 2012 after a brief illness.
In addition to raising three devoted children, Patricia Favata of mine hill, Nj, Rocco Favata of union, Nj and Vincent Favata jr, of Kenilworth, Nj she was a proud grandmother to Nicholas and Alyssa Favata.
Ruth was a former employee of Allstate insurance until she retired.
Ruth was a game show channel devotee, loved playing the slots in atlantic city and she never missed an episode of everybody loves Raymond. She spent hours crocheting and sharing tidbits of wisdom with her family. Ruth danced a mean stroll and played the wax comb like nobody's business.
Her signature gift of joy and great spirit, shown through her constant smiling and joking will never be forgotten.
Ruth is survived by her children, grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation and life celebration will be held on Wednesday fro 4 to 8 pm at Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave. Cranford. Funeral service will be 11 am at the Chapel of Woodbridge Memorial Gardens. You may go to grayfuneralhomes.com for on line condolences.