Ruth Byrd King, 95, of Willows at Presbyterian Senior Care (formerly of Philadelphia, PA) passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Wife of the late Dr. Horace H. King. Loving Mother of Rebecca King Rosenberg (Seth), David King of Pittsburgh, PA, and Kathleen King (Mark Hawrylak) of Santa Fe, NM. Wonderful Nana to Emmons and Lenya King and Jake and Sam Hawrylak. Dear Sister of Ineze Alexander and the late Ercelle Wilson, John Byrd, and Ullman Byrd. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins across the country. Ruth was a kind, generous, and gracious woman who was loved by many. Her home was always a welcoming retreat for extended family and friends. Food, counsel, or band aids were always available to those in need! Ruth worked together with her husband in his dental practice in Philadelphia for many years. She served in several capacities at Christ Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, her home away from home. The family would like to thank the staff at PSC for the extraordinary care that Ruth received. Contributions in her memory may be made to Presbyterian Senior Care Foundation, 1215 Hulton Rd, Oakmont, 15139, Christ Church and St. Michael’s, 29 W. Tulpehocken St., Philadelphia, 19144, or The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, 60601. A memorial service was held on Friday, May 31, 2013, 1 p.m. at Presbyterian Senior Care Chapel at Westminster.
Arrangements were made through BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME
CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont