Ruth I. Pritz, age 93, of Mahanoy City, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Born in Mahanoy City she was the daughter of the late Daniel E. and Bertha I. (Ward) Cauffman.
She lived in Royersford prior to her marriage and then lived out her life in Mahanoy City.
Ruth worked and house cleaned for local residents, businesses and her church.
She was a 50+ year member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was married, sang in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher. She had a strong faith in her Lord and tired of fighting, longing to go to her eternal home in Heaven.
She was a member of the Lutheran Daughters where she served as president, vice president and secretary and was a den mother for the scout troop.
The last member of her immediate family she was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Pritz in 1984, a sister Pauline Dower, 3 brothers Daniel, Russell and Ronald Cauffman and a daughter in law Georgia Pritz.
Survivors include 3 children Mark Pritz of Moore Oklahoma, Keith Pritz of Los Angeles CA and Michele Dulsky and her husband Thomas of Mahanoy City. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Thomas Dulsky, Ashley Lively, Mallory Dombroski, Michael Pritz and Leonard Dulsky and two great grandchildren Caleb Dulsky and Gavin Dombroski and nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rite of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Fred T. Crawford on Monday at 11 AM from Christ Lutheran Church in Mahanoy City.
Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Monday beginning at 9 AM until time of services. Contributions in Ruth’s name to Christ Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation.
David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.
Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.