Ruth E. Koenig, 86, former supervisor

May 12, 2006

Ruth E. Koenig, a homemaker and former company supervisor, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday at her daughter's home in Stewartstown, Pa. The longtime Lutherville resident was 86.

She was born Ruth Esther Erat in Scranton, Pa., and raised in New Milford, Pa. She worked at the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows before moving to Baltimore during World War II and taking a job as a supervisor at the Bendix-Frieze Instruments plant on Central Avenue.

In 1947, she married Harry F. Koenig, an electrical engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers. He died in 2005.

Mrs. Koenig enjoyed cooking, traveling by car and touring the United States, and entertaining family and friends.

She was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Towson.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home in Hallstead, Pa.

Surviving are a son, Dennis Paul Koenig of Bel Air; a daughter, Catherine Ruth Hennessey of Stewartstown; two brothers, Paul Erat of Kingsley, Pa., and Gus Erat of Clinton, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy Kropa of New Milford, Pa., and Lillian Vorozilchak of Zellwood, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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