Ruth A. (Kurtz) Litzelfelner

Ruth A. (Kurtz) Litzelfelner, 84, of Williamsport, passed through the gates of heaven on May 13, 2019.

Ruth was the daughter of Mary R. (Kurtz) and Mahlon M. Kurtz, of Montoursville.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joseph M. Litzelfelner, her son, Kurt J., of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, Kara, of Santa Monica, Calif.; brother, Gordon M. Kurtz (Peggy), of Jersey Shore; and sister, Rita J. (Kurtz) Cushenbery, of Omaha, Neb.

Ruth was born in Montoursville and graduated from Montoursville High School in 1953, and Lock Haven State Teachers’ College in 1957. Ruth and Joe resided in San Diego, Rochester, N.Y., and Fredericksburg, Texas, before moving to Williamsport last year. Ruth loved lilacs, quilting, sewing, cooking and baking, dinner parties with friends, cats and dogs, bowling, yoga and golf. She was an excellent pianist and enjoyed gardening as well.

A graveside service will be held at the Kurtz Cemetery on Mosteller Road, Warrensville, PA, at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the SPCA, or another charity of choice.