In memory of
(nee Penko), age 98, born May 14, 1922, Ruth A. Nebehay, wife of the late Dr. Wolfgang Gustav Nebehay of Vienna, Austria, and a longtime resident of Euclid, died on May 25 2020, three weeks after suffering a stroke. Born in Cleveland to Charles and Marion Penko, she graduated from Collinwood High and (Case) Western Reserve University. In 1948 Ruth did a Master's degree in French at the Sorbonne University in Paris where she enjoyed the cultural life and fashion. After years as head of the language department at East High, she married and had two daughters, also helping in her husband's medical practice. After being widowed in 1969, she taught French at Bratenahl High School and St. Vincent de Paul School and later worked at Metro Hospital until retirement. Trips to Switzerland to visit her grandchildren Alexandra and Christopher Ulmer were an annual highlight. Ruth enjoyed drawing classes at Tri-C, Cleveland Orchestra concerts, and a Cleveland Museum of Art lifelong membership. She was known for wearing her trademark beret. Her siblings Mary, Joan, Rose and Robert pre-deceased her. Ruth is survived by her daughters Valerie Nebehay of Cleveland and Stephanie Ulmer and husband Nicolas in Switzerland and their children. Visitation at Corrigan-Deighton on Fri May 29 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Burial at Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield, on Sat May 30 at 11:30 am (section 32). With gratitude to the staff at Richmond Heights Place, Hillcrest Hospital, and the Montefiore nursing home & hospice team for their devoted care, including stellar support from Susanne Noble.
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