On Saturday, December 22, 2018, Ruth C. Aubin passed away peacefully in her sleep at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Mechanicsburg, PA. Ruth had just celebrated her 90th birthday on October 25th.
Ruthie, as she was known by most, grew up as a child of the great depression on the family farm, just outside of Newville, PA. She graduated from Newville High School and went on to attend the Carlisle Business College. Upon graduating from there, she worked for more than thirty years for the U.S. Army at Carlisle Barracks. At the time of her retirement she was serving as the secretary to the U.S. Army War College Commandant.
Of course, she also enjoyed many activities outside of work. Over the years she took up painting, bowling (where she met her deceased husband Jerry) and boating. This led to her second unofficial job as the secretary and commander for her U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 53. Finally, she loved to Polka dance and travel—two passions that she often was able to combine.
Ruthie was preceded in death by her father, Robert Cressler; her mother, Eva Cressler; her many brothers and sisters, and her husband, Gerard J Aubin. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. Bless and B. Patricia Bless; and by her son David G. Aubin. She is also survived by her grandchildren; L. Scott Bless, Brody Z. Bless, Cassandra M, Bless and Christopher Aubin.
A memorial service will be held at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle PA, on Sunday February 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Ruth will be interred on Monday February 11, 2019 in Arlington National Cemetery with her husband Jerry.
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