Ruth A. Purdy

August 23, 1923 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 96)

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Ruth A. Purdy, 96, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. 

Born in Wilkes-Barre on August 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Margaret Monto.  She graduated from G.A.R. High School. Ruth worked as a cook for Ray Hottle’s Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre. 

Ruth was an avid bowler when she was younger. She also enjoyed going to bingo and family gatherings. She was very dedicated to her volunteer work at the VA Center in Wilkes-Barre.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Willard Purdy, brothers, Vito, Leonard, George and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Olgert Monto, sisters Aldona Monto, Anne Norosky, Dolores Dourand and Caroline Hughes.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, Richard J. Franks and wife, Sandra and David Franks; grandchildren, Brian Franks, Alicia Fisher and Cameron Franks; and great grandchildren, Riley and Wyatt Franks and sister, Marion Mitchell. 

Interment was private for family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Arrangements were handled by Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Wilkes-Barre. 

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