Obituary of Ruth L. Schuff
Mrs. Ruth L. Schuff, 88, a resident of the Masonic Care Community in Utica, and a lifelong resident of West Utica, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the nursing home, with her loving family by her side.
Ruth was born in Utica, on December 26, 1933, the daughter of Louis C. and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Keiser. She was raised locally and attended Whitesboro High School. On August 21, 1954, Ruth was united in marriage with Richard A. Schuff, at Sacred Heart Church in Utica, a loving and devoted union of 43 years, until Richard’s death in 1997. Ruth was a proud and active member, as well as past president, of American Legion Whitestown Post 1113, Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Whitestown Vets and a longtime parishioner of the former Sacred Heart church in Utica. Ruth’s greatest love was her family. Spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was the joy of her life.
Mrs. Schuff is survived by her four loving daughters, Christine Schuff of Clark Mills, Teene Schuff of N. Utica, Dawn Carmen of Rome and Patricia and William Laukaitis of N. Utica; 11 cherished grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Samide, Michael Schuff, Lauren Edwards, Jessica (John) Kane, Richard (Chelsea) Laukaitis, Richard (Jodi) Carmen, Mathew Carmen, Candice Carmen, Jennifer Grimaldi, Kira (Steven) Prohaska and Robert Laukaitis, as well as 17 beloved great grandchildren, 5 adored great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; son, Duane Schuff; brother, William Keiser and sister, Mary Lenaghen.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Mrs. Schuff’s funeral Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Paris, 648 Jay St., Utica. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband and son in St. Joseph Cemetery in Yorkville. Those wishing to make a donation in Ruth’s memory, please consider the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Mrs. Schuff’s family, extends their heartfelt gratitude, to the staff on the Saranac Household at the Masonic Care Community for the wonderful care and compassion you provided to Ruth. Your kindness will not be forgotten.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Schuff, please visit Tribute Store