Ruth Rados

Ruth D. Rados (Zorkers)

Wednesday, June 1st, 1927 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Rados, Ruth D. - September 24, 2020 - Beloved wife of the late Edward Rados. Devoted mother of Pamela Hall, Kenneth and Paul Rados. Dear sister of Barbara (Gail) Hodge and the late Dorothy Sower and Christine Weiser. Also survived by nieces and nephews. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church (73 Adams St., Tonawanda, NY 14150) Thursday October 8th at 10:00 AM. Arrangements by the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Please share condolences at
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    73 Adam St.
    Tonawanda, NY
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  • Interment

    St. Francis of Assisi Chapel Columbarium
    73 Adam Street
    North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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Pam Hall

Posted at 04:30pm
Dearest Mother,
We were closer than close, especially in the last few months. We often sat in the south window to identify birds --- a simple pleasure. You especially loved the red flash of cardinals winging in for sunflower snacks at the feeders. The brilliant red males, feeding their mates and offspring. So, you taught us to love all God's creatures.
Indeed, teaching was your vocation; and later, in Florida, so was your painting --- oils and watercolors. You loved and cherished us all --- Edward, your three children (tough love), your mom and dad, your sisters, and your extended family. You always looked for opportunities to celebrate as a group, or with your friends.
Sadly, as you aged, our family numbers diminished. You still loved Sunday driving with your sister, Barbara (to whom I'm eternally grateful), right up until your last day at home.
Mother, you were always poised, self-confident, and ready to take charge of whatever situation. This sometimes lead to fireworks with your offspring, who were all equally strong-willed. But you loved us all, as we loved you, and we will forever cherish your memory.
Your Daughter,

Paul Rados

Posted at 11:58am
For years you've been telling me that you're "ready to go". I wish you never had to. Now you can be with all the people you've been missing... Dad, Christine, Dorothy, and all your close friends.
Every Friday fish fry will be a tribute to you!
I miss you. I love you. Rest peacefully. Bye.
My Love Always,


Posted at 05:36pm
We like to think of sunbeams as those we love, reaching down to remind us they are not very far at all. Wishing all family and friends of Ruth those moments where you feel wrapped up in the warmth of your memories.


Posted at 05:27pm
Together again

Timothy Rados

Posted at 01:44pm
Hello Aunt Ruth, You and Uncle ED were always a favorite with me. It is sad to say, the few of the original Rados's, are getting fewer. The memories of the family getting together for Christmas at Busia & Dziadzia's house is still vivid for me. What a madhouse!! What is in that thick brown looking soup?? Prunes!!!!! Gadd! Choke!! Now I like it! My sincere condolences to you kids, Pamela, Ken and Paul. I share your loss with the loss of my whole family in recent years. How many of the original bunch is left?? So Sad! Take care, All of you!! Tim Rados

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