LEVINE: Ruth Levine, 99, passed away in the company of her beloved son and daughter-in-law on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. She was born Ruth Katz on Oct. 14, 1923, in what was then Czechoslovakia, the first of five children of the late Samuel and Fanni Katz. At the age of three she immigrated with her parents to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where she grew up. On March 19, 1949, she married Henry Levine and together they raised three sons, first near New Castle then later in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. They were happily married until his passing on Jan. 27, 1992. Ruth was an avid traveler, voracious reader, dedicated employee of the state of Pennsylvania, and volunteer at St. Clair Hospital for over a decade. Her favorite pastimes were those that kept her moving, including swimming daily well into her 80s and running after her granddaughters. She was exceptionally proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was deeply involved in their lives. Ruth is survived by her children Gary Levine (Lisa Redpath), Larry Levine (Winnie Hou), and Barry Levine; granddaughters Rebecca (Michael) Murphy and Melissa (Theodore) Waddell; great-grandchildren Samuel, Eli, and Lilah; and several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by her family. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister Beatrice Fibus-Davis and her brothers Sydney, Leon, and Max Katz. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 12th at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 509 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon PA 15228. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Clair Hospital, 1000 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 in her name.