Mrs. Ruby's career as a registered professional nurse began with private duty and hospital nursing assignments in Syracuse and Utica. She was on the staff of Rome Hospital in obstetrics. At the Griffiss Air Force Base she organized the obstetrical ward and the outpatient clinic, and supervised both for years. Her nursing then moved to the Rome School System as a school nurse-teacher at Parmalee, Joy and Stokes schools. Helen Ruby's expertise in her nursing career was well-known and rewarded with service awards. Professional associations included the Crouse Irving Nurse Alumni Association and life membership in the New York State Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Johanna Reig of Rome and D.C. Metro; two sons, James and Thomas of Rome, and their families; a sister, Elsie Dain of Oswego; grandchildren, Melinda and Ken Kimball and Michael Ruby of the Boston area, Andrew Ruby of Albany, Bryan Ruby of Tupper Lake, Derrick Reig of Washington D.C. Metro and Erin and Meghan Ruby of Rome; in addition, she has 12 nieces and nephews and their families living throughout the United States.
The funeral is being handled by Strong and Burns. Calling hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Strong and Burns (Rome).
Services will be held in the Hartwick Seminary Lutheran Church with burial in the Beck Family plot at Hartwick Seminary Cemetery outside Cooperstown in the spring.
The family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Sam Leather and the staff at Rome Memorial Hospital for the kindness and compassion extended to their mother and grandmother during her illness.
She was born on June 15, 1905, in Fulton, the daughter of Irving D. Moore and Elizabeth Slaver Moore. She spent some of her early years in Vermont and attended high school in North Adams, Mass.
She married John J. Walker on July 16, 1924, in Barre, Vt. He died in 1952. She later married Arthur W. Hansen in Fulton in October 1963. They made their home in Bolton Landing. He died in 1976. On Dec. 28, 1988, she married George Hastings of Corinth, Vt. He died in 1994.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne Walker Johnson and Rodney E. Johnson of Middlefield; and grandchildren, Karen Johnson Rury and Edward Rury of Cherry Valley, Kittie Johnson, Mark and Gina Johnson and Seth and Doreen Johnson, all of Middlefield. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica and Jonathan Rury, Jessica, Scott and Weston Johnson and Matthew, Benjamin and Samuel Johnson; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Ray Moore; and a grandson, Kevin Johnson.
In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Hastings' cremation took place directly following death.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Cooperstown Junction United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 1999. At this service there will be an opportunity for those who wish to share their remembrances. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a memorial gift to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820.
She was born Sept. 3, 1909, in Brooklyn. The daughter of Martin and Katherine (Nason) Baumann.
Carrie was a graduate of Pleasantville High School and Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa.
She married John E. Jacobi on Dec. 29, 1933, in White Plains. John died on June 11, 1991.
Carrie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Oneonta Chapter of AAUW and the Fox Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Ruth Jacobi Jr. of Clarkesville, Ga.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Kenneth Sherman of Oneonta; six grandchildren, John III, Craig and James Jacobi, Scott and Craig Sherman and Susan Sherman McCosco; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Carrie was predeceased by a brother, Martin N. Baumann.
Funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Marie E. King, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Oneonta, officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in the spring at the West Oneonta Cemetery, West Oneonta.
It has been requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 in loving memory of Carrie B. Jacobi.
Funeral arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Homes, Oneonta and Otego.
Anita was born in Passaic, N.J., on Aug. 19, 1914, the daughter of Howard Allen and Azalea (Collins) Allen.
She grew up in Passaic and Nutley, N.J., and the family later moved to Wilmington, Del., where Anita attended the University of Delaware. After graduation, she taught home economics at Mt. Pleasant School in Wilmington, Del.
Anita married Harry W. Kurtz in Wilmington, Del., in June 1942, and they moved to Oneonta in 1948.
A devoted mother of four children, she was a member of the Oneonta YMCA, the Oneonta Garden Club, a board member of the Family Service Society and the Lutheran Church of the Atonement for some years. Anita and Harry were fond of traveling and took many trips to Europe and Hong Kong, cruises to the Caribbean, and spent recent winters in Florida.
Anita is survived by her husband; sons, Terry A. Kurtz of Navarre, Fla., and Randall C. Kurtz of Schenectady; daughters, Barbara D. Kurtz Brigode of Bradenton, Fla., and Penny A. Kurtz Spataford of Watervliet; sons-in-law, Harold Brigode and Guy Spataford; daughter-in-law, Glenda (Pace) Kurtz; and sisters, Constance Allen of Lakehurst, N.J., and Enid Weischedel of Riverside, Calif.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Homes, Oneonta and Otego.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1924, in Bloomville, the son of James and Rena (Constable) Dibble.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy.
John was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence of Oneonta, Lloyd of Bloomville and William of East Meredith; and two sisters, Margaret Carmody of Sidney and Elva Jurgens of Waterloo.
He is survived by six brothers, Marshall of Oneonta, James of Delhi, Leo of Waterloo, Everest of Gilbertsville, Donald of South New Berlin and Charles of Zephyrhills, Fla; and one sister, Viola Hiatt of Orlando, Fla. Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Pittsley of Cincinnatus; three sons, John Jr. of Bethlehem, Pa., Charles of Quakertown, Pa., and William of Central Square; as well as several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
At his request, calling hours only were held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at the Black Funeral Home in Cincinnatus.
It is suggested that memorial contributions in his memory be made to Hospice Care in Cortland County, or to the American Cancer Society, Southern Tier in Binghamton.
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