Ruth B. Traeger - November 16, 2008


SELKIRK – Ruth B. Traeger, born March 10, 1919, in Syracuse, NY to Charles and Rosina Weidman, died peacefully at home November 16, 2008.  She was predeceased by husband George A. (Gus) Traeger;  brothers, C. Edward, Robert, and James Weidman; sisters, Evelyn Pearl Weidman, Grace Schraver, and Louise Rolfe; survived by children, Gloria (Kenneth) Bater, Churchville, NY, G. Edward (Cheryl) Traeger, Feura Bush, NY, August March, Ravena, NY, Virginia (Anthony) Sellars, Selkirk, NY, Mark (Ludmill’a) Traeger, Rosedale, MD;  sister Doris Turner, Catskill, NY; many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

         Ruth had been a hairdresser for many years in the Ravena area operating her own shop out of her home.  For 16 ˝ yrs.  She drove school bus for the R-C-S Central School Dist. retiring in 1981.  During her retirement she did supplemental office work for the NYS Probation Dept. through the Green Thumb Program.

         Ruth was an active member of the 1st Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY for 60 years.  She served the church in many positions through the years as Sunday school teacher, choir member, member of the consistory and women’s guild. Throughout her adult life she was also an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Ravena, Delmar, and most recently in the VanRensselaer Star Chapter #256 of East Greenbush.

         Family and friends may call at the 1st Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Route 9W, Selkirk, NY, November 20th from 4 to 7 P.M.  Her funeral service will be held Friday, November 21st, 10A.M. at the church.  Internment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Renovation Fund, 1st Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY, or to Senior Projects of Ravena (Meals on Wheels) PO Box 142, Ravena, NY 12143.