Ruth A. Karalus

BROCTON – Ruth A. Karalus, 76, of Route 380 passed away, Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2013) at the Chau-tauqua County Home in Dunkirk.

She was born June 30, 1936 in Kennedy, the daughter of Lawrence and Julia Lawson Ormsby.

She was a 1956 graduate of Jamestown Business College, and had been employed as a secretary for thirty-three years at Brocton Central School. She had been a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, was a member of the Eta Tay Sorority, Brocton, for over twenty-five years, and had done many novelty and wedding cakes.

Ruth is survived by three daughters: Lori Karalus of Brocton, Kim (David) Patterson of Forestburgh, NY, Julie Karalus of Amsterdam, NY and a son Jim Karalus of Brocton; a daughter-in-law, Ang Karalus of Brocton; five grandchildren, Kristina, Jamie, and Jimmy Karalus of Brocton, Skyler Karalus of Amsterdam, and Alexan-dra (Joe) Ringhoff of Schenectady; two great- grandsons: Joey and Jacob Ringhoff of Schenectady, and a brother Larry (Shir-ley) Ormsby of Brocton.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Karalus, whom she married June 28, 1958 and who died Nov. 25, 2012; and a brother Richard (Jerry) Ormsby.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Brocton American Legion.

The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brocton Fire/ Emergency Department.