Ruth Derowitsch

Obituary of Ruth V. Derowitsch

Dansville – Ruth V. Derowitsch passed away on the day of her 100th birthday, Thursday January 19th, 2023 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. Ruth was born January 19th, 1923 in Dansville the daughter of Arthur and Julia (Gessner) Van Norman. She grew up in and remained a lifelong resident of the Dansville area. She graduated from Dansville Central School and worked at Kelly Brothers Nurseries for many years. Ruth and Edward J. Derowitsch were married June 19, 1954. They celebrated 8 years of marriage prior to Ed passing away in 1962. Ruth was devout in her faith. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Dansville and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She loved crafts that included ceramics, knitting and crocheting. She crocheted and knitted lap robes for area nursing homes and all kinds of blankets for family and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Julia Van Norman; her husband, Edward J. Derowitsch; and her brother and his wife, Robert and Winifred Van Norman. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Dorothy) Derowitsch of Dansville and Edward W. Derowitsch of MN; her grandchildren, Susan (Wayne) McMaster of West Sparta, Patricia Derowitsch of Dansville, James Derowitsch of Nunda and Jeanine (Joseph) Rocalto of Bath; her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alexis, Casey, Kayla, Emily, Mathieu, Corey, Kyle, Kaylee and Zoey; her great-great grandchild, Jasper; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth’s family and friends may call Tuesday January 24, 2023 from 4-7pm at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Ruth’s funeral service will be Wednesday January 25th, 2023 at 11am at the funeral home. Committal prayers and interment will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville. Contributions in memory of Ruth V. Derowitsch may be made to Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland , NY 14572

Visitation - Calling Hours

Tuesday January 24, 2023 ~ 4-7pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, Wayland

Funeral Service

Wednesday January 25, 2023 ~ 11am ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, Wayland


Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville
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