Ruth Newton DeSau

Ruth Newton DeSau, a resident of Hawley died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, after an illness.

Born in South Williamsport on April 17, 1930, she was the daughter of Robert Newton and Helen Long Newton. She was one of seven siblings and a graduate of South Williamsport High School, Class of 1948.

Before retiring, Ruth was the office manager and business partner with her husband George’s private Psychological Practice and DeSau, Pearson and Associates of York PA. Even after retirement, she continued to be active as she took on the role of assistant state coordinator for the 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course for seniors.

She enjoyed traveling through the country and world with her husband George, being a homemaker, gardening, taking long walks and playing games with her grandchildren and Bridge with her Bridge Club in York, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; especially her five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who would always bring a smile to her face, a gleam in her eyes and a little extra spring in her step.

Surviving are husband George DeSau, of Hawley; sons, Steven DeSau, of Pottstown and Michael DeSau and his wife, Kimberly, of Hawley; sister, Bernice Chesney and her husband, Jack Chesney, of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Jessica Corrigan and her husband, Daniel Corrigan, of Beach Lake, Jackie DeSau and partner, Petr Sevcik, of Welcome Lake, Matthew DeSau, of Honesdale, Rachel DeSau, of Hawley and Jennifer Barber and her husband, Ron Barber, of York; great-grandchildren, Violet Whitmore, Nesta Sevcik, Shaela Corrigan, Isla Corrigan, Emilynn Barber, Madeline Barber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helen Newton; brothers, William Newton, Ralph Newton, Robert Newton; sister, Lois Newton Johns; and a twin brother who died at birth.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s ICU for the kind and loving care they provided during her recent stay.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., South Williamsport.

Arrangements are attended by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 N. Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.