Ruth Ann Hoath

Ruth Ann Hoath, age 73, passed away on April 13, 2020, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. 

Ruth was born on January 10, 1947, with her twin sister, Rose Marie to Michael Emiziato and Mary Margaret (Duke) Perry.  Ruth married Richard Hoath on August 19, 1966.  Over the years Ruth came to be known as a fighter, having had multiple surgeries and hospital stays later in her life.  She worked in the Billing Department at War Memorial Hospital, and loved her co-workers.  She loved her Saturday morning breakfasts at Frank’s Place with her friends.  She graduated from Loretta with the class of 1964. Her grandchildren lovingly called her “Grandma Ruth Bob”. 

Ruth is survived by her husband: Richard Hoath; her two daughters:  Kelly (Rob) Downard, and Stacy (Bill) Setter;  five grandchildren:  Brooke (Dave) King, Chris (Ashley) Downard, Sam (Mitchel) Upson, Amanda Downard, and Tori Setter; and 7 great-grandchildren:  Miley Upson, Stefan Downard, Mason Upson, Derek Ruesing, Kennedy King, Isaac Downard, and Ezekiel Downard.  Ruth is also survived by her brother and sister:  Pat (Bonnie) Perry, and Bonnie (Dave) Holmes.  Also Brothers-in-law Jim Talentino and Terry (Margie) Hoath and Sister-in-law Dianne Hultz and many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and her twin sister:  Rose Marie Talentino and a brother, Peter, in infancy.

A private memorial service will be held on a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice of the EUP. 

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One Comment

  1. Linda Walimaki

    Dearest Kelly & Stacy,
    My heart was saddened to see your mothers name come up in the Soo Obituaries. She was always
    such a sweetheart & loved chatting with her & Diane, when they worked at Merricks. Long time ago
    wasn’t it! I’ve look for you two a few times in our usual meeting place “Vinneys”, but no luck. I offer
    you & your families my sincerest sympathy & may Jesus, bring healing to your hearts. My Love, Linda Walimaki.

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