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Robert "Bob" Ruth

May 18, 1928 — August 20, 2020


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Robert T. Ruth, age 92, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at Stonecreek Assisted Living.

He was born May 18th 1928, to Robert W. and Freda (Taylor) Ruth.

Bob was a graduate of Alliance High School, and went on to graduate from Mount Union College where he was a member of the golf teams.  He went on to serve his country honorable in the United States Army.

He was employed by Morgan Engineering and East Ohio Machinery as an accountant for a many years until his retirement at age 70.

He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church. Bob had a great love and affection for his family and the memories of all the happy times at parties, holidays and of babysitting. He enjoyed being outdoors and working in his yard and garden.

Bob was a member of the Alliance Country Club for over 60 years.  At the club he served in many different leadership positions from the Board of Directors, Secretary, Treasurer, Grounds Chairman, and Golf Chairman.   He was a 5 time ACC Men’s Club Champion, where he was known as “The Fox.”  He had 5 holes in one and 1 double eagle!

He served the Alliance community also as a member of the AHS Foundation, Mount Union Fund, American Legion and Sigma Nu Fraternity.

He was an avid sports fan from his alma mater of AHS to UMU, OSU and all the Cleveland professional teams.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Rhonda (Dwight) Kress; son, Robert A. Ruth; grandchildren, Jill (Larry) Hoffman and Kelly (Tom) Baab; great-grandchildren, Allison, Joseph, Abigail Hoffman and Belle, Ciera, Kodey and Zayne Trent, and Raylin Baab;

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Josephine (Gilmore) Ruth; and his wife, Doris (Karlen) Ruth, whom he married October 18, 1953 and passed away on October 27, 2016.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross 408 9th Street Canton, Ohio 44707.

Visitation will be held Saturday August 29th at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor Jim McCurdy officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. For the safety of the Ruth family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, and bring your own mask.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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75 South Union Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

10:00 - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home

75 South Union Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601

*Standard text messaging rates apply.



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