Ruth E. Paff, 86, formerly of Forks Township along the Delaware, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township where she had been a resident the last several weeks.
Born: June 13, 1923, in Bangor, she was one of 13 children born to Stanley and Anna Heckman. When Ruth was a child, her mother passed away. Her step mother, Flora Heckman helped to raise her and she played an integral part in Ruths life.
Personal: Ruth was married to Floyd N. Paff Sr. who died August 10, 1990. As a young girl and during the early years of marriage Ruth worked on the family farms, planting gardens and canning fruits and vegetables. Later she worked for various companies including Dixie and Binney & Smith. However, she was predominantly a homemaker to both her immediate and extended families. She was a very generous woman who welcomed everyone into her home, including her niece Sandra whom she raised since childhood. Ruth was an organized homemaker and did her housework on specific days of the week. Wednesday was baking day, and to the delight of her family, she made delicious fruit pies. In her spare time she enjoyed doing arts and crafts, with a special fondness for making latch hook and rag rugs. She was a member of Arndts Lutheran Church in Forks Township.
Survivors: Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She is survived by 3 sons; Floyd Junior N. Paff Jr. and his wife Elaine of Nazareth, Wayne M. Paff and his wife Lee Ann of Forks Township, and Keith A. Paff and his wife Rebecca of Nazareth; niece Sandra Harley and her husband Robert of the state of Washington; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; 1 brother Melvin Heckman and 1 sister, Madeline Stanley; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by 1 daughter, Diane Krasenics; 1 grandson; 10 brothers and sisters.
Services: Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am in Arndts Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Rd., Easton, PA with the Rev. Jean L. Huber officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10am until time of service in the church. Burial will follow in Forks Cemetery.
Memorials: Memorial remembrances may be made to Hospice of the VNA of St. Luke's, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Born: June 13, 1923
Place of Birth: Bangor, PA
Death: May 5, 2010
Place of Death: Upper Nazareth Township, PA
Hobbies: Ruth was a great sports fan, she enjoyed doing arts and crafts, gardening, canning and baking.
Floyd N. "Junior" Paff Sr., Son
Wayne M. Paff, Son
Keith A. Paff, Son
Sandra Harley , Niece
Melvin Heckman, Brother
Madeline Stanley, Sister
Floyd N. Paff Sr., Spouse
Stanley Heckman, Father
Anna Heckman, Mother
Flora Heckman, Step-mother
Diane Krasenics, Daughter
10, Brothers and sisters
Memorial donations may be made to:
Hospice of the VNA of St. Luke's, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
This memorial provided by:
Schmidt Funeral Home, P.C. - Nazareth