Ruth S. Elson

Ruth S. Elson, 93, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 18, 2022. The oldest of seven siblings, Ruth raised three children of her own in Rochester NY, with Leonard “Lenny” Elson, her husband of 49 years.

Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Albany and used her schience education to build a career, eventually proudly retiring from Eastman Kodak Company.

Following retirement, Ruth and Lenny moved to Central Florida. Here, they enjoyed family barbeques and pool days, finding treasures at garage sales and participating in social activities at the Jewish Community Center. Lenny and Ruth traveled all over the world, inspiring their family to do the same. One of their most memorable vacations was Thailand, before Lenny’s passing in 2002.

Ruth loved jewelry, collecting knick-knacks, and crocheting, almost as much as playing Mahjong at her last place of residence, Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehab Center.

Friends and family will remember her smile and lighthearted nature.

Ruth is preceded in death by parents Louis and Susie Sandler, husband Leonard Elson, brother Henry Sandler (sister-in-law Diane Sandler), son Martinn Elson, and daughter Marla Sinert. She is survived by younger siblings Myra Jablon (Bert), Seymour Sandler (Alison), Todd Sandler (Jeannie) and Fern Candella (James), son-in-law Merrill Sinert; grandchildren Molly Sinert (Stephen Ellis), Zachary Cardella, Benjamin Elson (Gina), Elizabeth Elson (Rafael Colon) and four great-grandchildren.

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