Deacon Russell T. Ruth, Sr.

Died: Wed., Dec. 9, 2020


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 18, 2020
Location: All Faith Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Dec. 18, 2020
Location: All Faith Memorial Chapel

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Deacon Russell T. Ruth, Sr., 76, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He entered the world on June 12, 1944 in Union, South Carolinahis parents were the late Eliza Mae Ruth and Thomas Ruth, Sr. 

Russell was the loving husband to Geneva Ruth. They celebrated 58 years of marriage in June 2020. Russell grew up in Union, SC and during his young adult life he relocated his family to Hartford, CT. Upon arrival in CT, Russell went on to be employed by Stanadyne for 41 years, which he successfully retired as a Lead Machinist. Russell was a devoted Father, Papa, Great Grandfather, Brother, and loving Uncle. As a dedicated member of New Hope Christian Ministries, he was the chairman of the Deacon Board. Russell was very faithful, compassionate and committed to the teachings of the Bible. Russell was also very devoted to his family and friends; he was always reliable and ready to help. Russell’s kindness and love of helping people has been witnessed by many. He touched multiples lives by being consistent, treating others with kindness, being supportive, andgoing out his way to open his home and heart to those in needs. He often bestowed wisdom and encouragement upon his family and friends. He was someone who was well versed on a variety of subjects. He enjoyed fishing,traveling, experiencing different cultures, reading, cooking, “taking rides” with his family and friends and teaching those around him. Russell’s legacy as a hero and Papa Ruth will be remembered by many. Russell was one of a kind and will be missed.

Russell leaves to commemorate his journey home, his wife Geneva Ruth, his five children: Lorri Adgers of East Hartford, CT, Russell (Sharon) Ruth, Jr. of Amherst, MA, Timothy Ruth of Gaffney, SC, Tasha Ruth and Kesha Ruth of Bloomfield, CT, Eight grandchildren: Eddie Adgers Jr., Cheri Ruth, Shaquanda Adgers (Anthony), Brielle, Aldyn, and Tre Ruth, Tayla Moore, and Aeriel Williams; two great grandsons: Anthony and Aiden Wilson; three sisters: Bessie Brannon of Union, SC, Rose Walker of Hartford, CT, Annie Good, of Aliquippa, PA; five brothers: Billy (Crystal) Ruth of Manchester, CT, Columbus (Deloris) Ruth ofCharlotte, North Carolina, Thomas (Sylvia) Ruth of Aliquippa, PA, Willie (Patricia) Ruth of Union, SC, and James (Ann) of Union, SC; one brother-in-law Robert Jefferies of Gaffney, SC; two sisters-in-law: Sara Sue Jefferies and Lucille Crawford of Jonesville, SC; four godchildren: Ethel Mae Crawford of Jonesville, SC, Naima Alexander of New Britain, CT, Sandra Vermont- Hollis and Saige Hollis of Hartford, CT. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews in addition to family and friends.

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   Posted Thu December 17, 2020
Our Condolences to the family. Grier family and Blue family

Sherrie Jeffries
   Posted Thu December 17, 2020
Geneva and family,
So sorry we cannot be with you all, but you are in our prayers.
God bless you. We love you all.

Lillian Jeffries, Sherrie, Benji and family
Jonesville/Spartanburg, SC

Kevin&Renee Wilder
   Posted Thu December 17, 2020
To the Ruth Family:
We are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Hoping that time will bring you the peace you need to heal your hearts. In the meantime ,know that we are surrounding you in prayer. Sincerely, Kevin&Renee Wilder

Deaconess Pamela Peay Jackson
   Posted Thu December 17, 2020
Russell Family

With tearful eyes and prayers of strength,May The Lord our GOD bring each of you comfort peace and understanding at this difficult time. Deacon Ruth was a man of high standards not enough words can be rendered for the integrity he held and showed. He will truly be missed. We know that he’s resting peacefully in the loving arms of our GOD. AMEN
Deaconess Pamela Peay Jackson

Bob Kidder
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
With love and respect I send my condolences to Ruth family in Russ’ passing. He was a special person who will always live in my heart and mind!!! It is with regret that Eli, my wife, and I can’t be with you at this time but living here in Hawaii And my stroke prevent us from making the journey.

Bob Kidder
Aiea, Hawaii

Morris E Mansfield
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
My Condolences to the Ruth family Love U Poppa Ruth Sleep in Glory

Flo Lange and Miguel Mead
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
Kesha and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve. We are here if you need anything.

Tachima Davis Johnson
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
May your family be comforted during this extremely difficult time by our Heavenly Father. May Mr. Ruth rest in heavenly peace.

Tachima & Family

Veta Gregory Rodriguez
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
May the memories carry you through and may God provide healing and strength. Sending Hugs and Love across the skies.

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