Obituary of Ruth Ann Young
Ruth Ann (Royston) Young, age 69 of Sweet Valley, formally of Hunlock Creek and Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Timber Ridge Health Center, Plains Twp., after fighting a battle with cancer.
Mrs. Young was born on May 31, 1943 in Philadelphia, and was the daughter of the late George and Ruth D. Wilson Morgan Royston. Mrs. Young was a long time employee of the Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre and Dr. Radu I., Pacurariu.
Ruth Ann was an accomplished pianist and organist, playing for many of the local churches. She was so happy to be part of many weddings and accompanying the rest of her family on many singing engagements. Ruth Ann and her husband Bob have been an active force in the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). They served in several officer positions and most recently being the coordinator for the Victim Impact Panels for first time offenders in conjunction with the Luzerne County Probation and Parole.
She was an active member of Cake Decorating Frosting Friends, Care Givers Group (Bureau of the Aging), Rainbow Girls Wilkes-Barre Chapter and a member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ where she played the piano and organ as part of a worship team.
She was preceded in death by her step-father: Stewart Morgan; son, Kevin John who passed away in 1989 and a daughter, Amy Ruth, who passed away in 2002, both due to motor vehicle crashes; brother: David G. Morgan.
Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Robert (Bob); daughter: Megan L. Young Thomas and her husband John Thomas; grandchildren: Morgan Amelia, Zachary John, and Abigail Grace Thomas; sister-in-law: Donna Macy Morgan Green; step-sister: Gail Morgan Glosser; nieces: Emily Morgan and Melissa Glosser Sabol.
A committal service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10 AM at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, with a memorial and celebration of life service following at 11 AM from the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, with Pastor Joel Stauffer officiating.
Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, Monday, at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital and especially the staff at Timber Ridge Health Care Center for the excellent care that Ruth Ann was given. Any donation in Ruth Ann's memory can be sent to MADD State Office, 4309 Linglestown Road, Suite 209, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.