October 1, 2018
Born in Cannonsville, NY
Resided in West Shokan, New York
She was born in Cannonsville, a daughter of the late Leon and Alice Brundage Backus. For many years Ruth was a waitress at Al’s Seafood Restaurant, Phoenicia and previously waitressed at the former Pheasant Inn, Shokan. An avid bowler, she moved to West Shokan in the 1960’s.
Loving mother of Louise Guglielmetti of Phoenicia, Leon Faulkner, Jr. of Mt. Upton, Susan Faulkner of West Hurley, Jennifer Kostner of Saugerties and the late Annette Winecoff and Randy Faulkner; sister of Edward Backus of Masonville, Marion Cower of Harpersville, Janet Johnston of Deposit, Rose VanValkenburg of Trout Creek, James Backus of Trout Creek and the late Lloyd and Andrew Backus, Marjory Muller, Jayne Tomao and Robert Backus. Lasting and loving companion of Larry “Shirtail” Shurter. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews survive.
The services, to be arranged by family, will be held at a later date.
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Catskill, NY USA 12414