Ruth Rosen Spindler of Gwynedd, PA passed away peacefully on December 30, 2019 at the age of 91.
Ruth was born May 22,1928 to parents Florence Marks Rosen and William Rosen in Philadelphia, PA. She is survived by her daughter Lynda Wackenhut Wilkes (Daniel), step daughter Patricia Spindler Henderson, her grandsons Garrett Wilkes (Lauren), Tristan (Fevie) Henderson, Fredrick Wackenhut IV and nieces Carol Regan and Barbara Gummel. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Charles Spindler, her son Fredrick Wackenhut III, and brother Donald Rosen. After graduating from Simon Gratz High School Ruth worked for many years for Equitable Life Insurance Company while attending Temple University. After marrying and raising her children. she became passionately involved with Israel Bonds and organized leadership trips to Israel for US support. During many visits to Israel, Ruth supported several underserved orphanages for girls by connecting them with US benefactors. She developed a strong love for the country and considered Israel her second home. During these productive years much of her time was dedicated to charitable fundraising work for Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and Congregation Beth Sholom in Elkins Park. She enjoyed a wide circle of colleagues and friends in the Sisterhood and Auxiliary who she kept in close touch with whenever possible. Ruth's long life was filled with enthusiasm and purpose. Most of all, she enjoyed sharing good times with friends and her family, especially traveling with her husband Karl. Always concerned with the world around her, she was an avid reader and craft artist. She took great care to add a degree of beauty and elegance wherever she was. Decorating her homes from East to West coasts gave her great pleasure as did the elaborate miniature dollhouse collections she created; recently donated to a museum. Many thanks and much appreciation go to The Abramson Center staff for their incredible care during the past few years. Special thanks to her loving and compassionate companions, Eileen, Ethel, Beata and Jill who helped make her life dignified and manageable. We will be forever grateful for them. Services were private. Memorial contributions can be made to: Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454, abramsoncenter.org.
Family contact information: Lynda Wilkes - 15 Osprey Commons South - Clinton, CT 06413.