In memory of
Donald Henry "Skip" Ruth MD
Read More
In memory of
Donald Henry "Skip" Ruth MD
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Donald Henry "Skip" Ruth, MD, 81, died at home after a decade-long battle against cancer. Dr. Ruth was predeceased by his parents Henry Bergey Ruth, Helen Keller Ruth Brault -Lansdale PA; is survived by his wife Ethel Stein Ruth; children April Ruth Diaz (David) -Beaver PA, Laura Ruth Donall (William) -Aberdeen MD, Donald Henry Ruth, II, MD (Laura Peter, MD) -Eleva WI; grandchildren Daniel, Benjamin and Caleb Diaz, Emily, Megan and Isabel Ruth; maternal aunt Stella Keller Godshall -Lansdale PA; siblings Patricia Ruth Periolat (John) -Charlottesville VA, John D Ruth (Nanette) -Telford PA, Anne Ruth Landes (John) -Knoxville TN, MaryAnn Ruth Doheny (Francis "Corky") of Radnor PA; exchange student sons Per Houge from Norway and Michael Heuer from Switzerland. Dr. Ruth graduated from Lansdale High School -Lansdale PA, from Ursinus College -Collegeville PA, from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine -Philadelphia PA, was an Intern at the Allentown General Hospital (PA). He joined the US Navy, trained at the School of Aviation Medicine -Pensicola FL, and served as flight surgeon at Naval Air Stations Midway Island HI and Willow Grove PA. After the Navy, he had a private practice in Souderton PA; was faculty at the Family Practice Residency Program at E.W. Sparrow Hospital -Lansing MI; Director of Family Practice Residency Program at Deaconness Hospital -Buffalo NY; Founder and Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at The Medical Center -Beaver Falls PA; had a private practice -Midland PA, and worked in Occupational Medicine until he retired. Dr. Ruth was honored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society for 50 years as a board certified Family Practice Physician, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the North Penn Alumni Athletic Association for accomplishments in Track and Field while in high school, was a musician and lover of music throughout his life and, after moving to MD, actively supported the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra by serving on the Board of Directors. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 19th at 1 pm at Grace United Methodist Church -Aberdeen MD. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in Skip's memory to one of his favorite organizations: Pearl S Buck International (520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 www.psbi.org ), Ursinus College (601 E. Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426 www.ursinus.edu ) and Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra (PO Box 963, Abingdon, MD 21009 www.ssorchestra.org )
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Grace United Methodist Church
110 W Bel Air Ave, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Express Your Condolences By Sending Funeral Flowers.
All arrangements are locally delivered to Grace United Methodist Church by a local Aberdeen, MD florist.
7 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!
Need Help? Have Questions?
Use Code: 80889