Obituary of Ruth Virginia Senat Spaide
Ruth Virginia Senat Spaide passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the age of 98.
She was the widow of Raymond Spaide Jr. who left this earth in 2016. She was the daughter of Julian Earl Senat and Sarah Senat (Walker). She was also predeceased by her brother, Julian Earl Senat Jr.
Ruth was born in Philadelphia, Pa on April 2, 1923. Ruth graduated from Tredyffrin Easttown High School at the age of 16 and went on to West Chester State Teachers College where she met Ray and the rest was history. Ray and Ruth got married on April 22, 1944 during World War II. Ruth was a teacher for 42 years. She worked at Schuylkill School in Phoenixville, then she worked in the Newtown Square School District, Pottsgrove School District and her final 27 years were spent in the Pottstown School District.
Ruth is survived by her 5 children; Randall and wife Wendy (Bachman) Spaide of Lansdale, Pa, Raynard and wife Margie (Curvey) Spaide of Evans, Ga., Ritch and wife Carol (Frame) Spaide of Cape May Courthouse, NJ, Renee Spaide of Upper Pottsgrove Township, Pa, and Rochelle Lamley (Spaide) wife of Robert Lamley of Phoenixville, Pa.
Also surviving are Ruth and Ray's seven grandchildren. Sarah Sylvia (wife of Robert) of Lancaster, Pa., Stefanie (Hallman) Trybula wife of Robert of Phoenixville, Pa., Samantha Ausherman wife of (Zachary) of Mechanicsburg, Pa, Kirby Hoffman and his companion Heather Kirby of Wildwood, New Jersey, Tyler Hoffman and his wife Alexandria (Tate) of Upper Pottsgrove, Pa, Rayna Spaide of West Reading, Pa, and Stacy Hickman of Rio Grande, NJ.
She is also survived by her 3 nieces; Julianne Senat, Terri Pletcher And Cheryl Regan. Ruth is also survived by 4 great grandchildren; Jaxson Loukas of Rio Grande, N.J, Adaline Singalla of West Reading, Pa., Jackson and Julian Trybula of Phoenixville, Pa. In addition she is survived by her precious dog, “Gomer” and dear friend Kelly Clemmer.
In addition to her teaching career she was a great wife, daughter, mother, aunt, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was very creative, painting up until her death. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crocheting and nurturing any and all pets that showed up at her house. She loved having her genealogy done. She loved history and her genealogy was a big part of that. She kept busy every day....taking care of everyone.
Ruth and Ray prided themselves on the house they designed and built along with Ray's Uncle in 1948; growing a family and making memories within those walls.
She was very proud but humble about the many accomplishments in her life. She will be sadly missed by all relatives and friends who knew and loved her.
Relatives and friends are invited to share in her Life Celebration on Friday, January 21, 2022 with a viewing from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464.
Interment will follow in Valley Forge Baptist Church Cemetery.