Ruth G. Love

Ruth G. Love

LOVE: Ruth G. Love passed away in Squirrel Hill on Friday, April 21, 2023. She was the wife of the late Howard R. Love; Mother of Ken (Barbara) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jim and Harold (Nancy) of Pittsburgh. Daughter of the late Harry and Anna Gomberg. Sister of the late Paul, Clarence and Bernard Gomberg. Sister-in-law of Geraldine Gomberg. Adoring grandmother of Hannah (Kasra Shokat) Love and Ben Ferleger (Katie Bupp). Great-grandmother of Rudy Love. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Ruth grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. She moved to New Castle after marrying Howard Love in 1950. They were married for 35 years until Howard’s passing in 1985. In the mid-1950s she and Howard opened two clothing stores in New Castle: Love’s Youth Center and Love’s Boy’s World (which became The Drawbridge in The Towne Mall). She and Howard loved to travel and to spend time with their children and large extended family. Ruth had a varied career including working for the Selective Service during the Korean conflict, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and as the executive secretary at Lawrence County MH/MR from the late 1960s until her retirement in 1996. Ruth then moved back to Pittsburgh where she became an active member of Temple Sinai and pursued many interests, especially taking classes at Osher and attending musical and theater performances. She traveled the world with Howard and, later, with her many friends including her late sister-in-law, Reva Rack, and her dear, late friend, Shirley Tegethoff. The family is deeply grateful to Ruth’s caregiver, Vernetta Howard, and the caregivers and staff at Weinberg Village, AHAVA Memory Care Residence and Sivitz Hospice.
Services will be held at R. Cunningham Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. located at 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. Interment will take place in Temple Israel Memorial Park, Sunrise Drive, New Castle, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Jewish Association on Aging in Pittsburgh. Online condolences can be left and viewed by visiting PJC

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