• Ruth M. Sahba
    March 26,2014

    Ruth M. Sahba

    Ruth M. Sahba

    BERLIN Ruth Margaret Sahba, 82, of the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, died there March 23, 2014, with her family at her bedside.

    She was born April 18, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Catherine (Gruil) Schultz, and was a graduate of high school there.

    In 1957, Ruth married Daroosh Sahba in Milwaukee. Following their marriage, they resided in Milwaukee, Rochester, N.Y., Cherry Hill, N.J., and Lady Lake, Fla., where he died in December of 1995. She later moved to the central Vermont area to be closer to her family.

    In earlier years, she had worked as a seamstress and enjoyed craft work.

    She was affiliated with the United Church of Christ in the communities where she resided.

    Survivors include three sons: Paul Sahba and his wife, Joanne Szwed, of Plainfield, and Mark Sahba and Todd Sahba and his wife, Brenda, all of Bethlehem, N.H.; her sister, Caroline Mickelson, of Lady Lake, Fla.; sister-in-law Betsy Schultz, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and more distant relatives.

    Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Carl Schultz.

    A graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.

    There are no calling hours.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Lady Lake Food Bank, c/o North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake, FL 32159.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.

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