William H. Ruth

December 27, 1991

William H. Ruth died of cancer Wednesday at a nursing home in Edenton, N.C. He was 74.

A memorial mass for Mr. Ruth will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

He was born in West Baltimore and joined the Navy at age 17. He retired from the Navy as a first class boatswain mate after 30 years, then worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Baltimore for five years.

He was a charter life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, North Carolina Chapter, and a past master of the Warren Lodge, Masonic Order, No. 51, in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Ellen Tyler, and a sister, Dorothy Jamison Harbin of Baltimore.

The family asked that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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