Ruth F. Patterson, 96 of Princeton, NJ (previously lived in Montgomery Township for many years) passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2020. Ruth was born in New Brunswick, NJ on December 25, 1923 to John and Elizabeth Frankel where she spent her childhood years with sisters Margaret Rice, Elaine Vassi and brother, Robert Frankel, all deceased. She married E. Stanton Patterson on January 22, 1943 in Allentown, PA.
Ruth was a very active member of the Blawenburg Reformed Church for 69 years and enjoyed singing in the choir, working on various dinners, bazaars, rummage sales and other fundraisers. She was a joy and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She always enjoyed family gatherings, birthday celebrations, dance recitals, neighborhood parties and church functions. She especially enjoyed visits and phone conversations with family and friends. Ruth was an avid Nascar Race fan and watched Cup Races every week while keeping up with the NY Yankees baseball games.
Ruth is predeceased by her husband, E. Stanton “Pat” Patterson (March 1992). Ruth is survived by her son Wayne (Dorothy) Patterson of Yardley, PA; daughter, Cheryl (John) Soos of Lewes, DE; son Larry (Carol) Patterson of Allenton, NJ, daughter, Carol Patterson of West Trenton, NJ and daughter, Wendy Patterson of Yardley, PA. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Don Patterson of Howell, NJ. Ruth has 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren with the 14th due in June.
A private burial will be held. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Blawenburg Reformed church at a later date when group gatherings are permitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s name may sent to Blawenburg Reformed Church, P.O. Box 266, Blawenburg, NJ 08504 for “Project SOS”.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mather- Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ.