Ruth A. Zarella

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Ruth A. Zarella

July 30, 1927 - October 05, 2018

Ruth A. Zarella, 91, formerly of Union Township, passed away the morning of Oct. 9, 2018, at Jameson Care Center.
One of six children, Ruth was born in New Castle on July 30, 1927, to the late Anna and Stephen Schuster. Her father worked in the steel mill, and her mother was a housewife who stayed at home raising Ruth and her five siblings.
The siblings include four brothers, Steve, Ed, Fred and Bill, and one sister, Elizabeth.
Ruth attended New Castle High School and married Paul Zarella.
She is survived by four children, Linda (married to Dom Marzano), Paula (married to Jack Pataki), Cindy (married to Dr. Rudy Buiser) and Paul (married to Lisa Micco). Her five grandchildren are Dom Marzano, Johnny and Steven Lemmon, Johnny Pataki and Rachell Zarella. Her great-grandchildren are Nicholas, Sidney and Aria Lemmon, John Anthony Pataki III and triplets Izabella, Vivianna and Enzo Marzano.
Ruth was a hard worker all her life. She and Paul owned a dry cleaners and a restaurant/tavern. Ruth was also a store manager for Treasure Island in Westgate Plaza, and she also worked in the bakery at Shop 'n Save. Working until the age of 86 and having very strong work ethics, she never called off work.
Ruth was known by family and friends for her great cooking and baking skills, which she has passed onto her daughters. During the past 2 ½ years, Ruth helped with the folding and labeling of the monthly UPMC Jameson Care Center newsletters.
Honoring her wishes, there are no calling hours and the service is private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on October 9, 2018
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Mary Ann &Dave; Oczkowski
Oct 10, 2018
Thinking of you today! Bless you Aunt Ruth!
Love to you alll ,
Andrea and Kim Daufen
Oct 10, 2018
Cindy,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. We pray she will always bring you a smile when you remember her and be kept in your heart forever. You have our sympathy, and prayers.