Ruth E. Jarousse

Ruth  E. Jarousse died on February 9, 2012, surrounded by her family. Ruth was born in Lancaster, PA, March 23, 1932, daughter of George Gamble & Elsie (Swinehardt), sister to Marie (Sanders) & Grace (Fantz). Ruth graduated from J.P. McCaskey HS in Lancaster & then Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing,1953. She was a member of Natl. Honor Society. Ruth devoted her life to her career & worked at Chestnut Hill Hosp & Moss Rehab Hosp, among other facilities in the Phila area. She found joy spending time with her family & walking the trails of the Wissahickon with her dogs, Luke & Timber. Ruth is survived by her sons, Mark (Charlestown,WV), Andrew & Lee Ann (Chicago,IL) daughters Kimberly (Virginia Beach, VA) & Constance (Chicago,IL), 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her eldest son Capt. Robert C. USMC in 2003. All are welcome to attend a memorial mass in Ruth’s honor Sat. March 24 @ 10am, Our Mother of Consolation Church, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.


  • jeff martin

    Andrew, So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a awesome lady. I have great memories of her and timber at the park those many, many years


  • Jennifer Johnston

    Andrew & Connie – my condolences & prayers for you and your entire family. Ruth was so very loved by everyone here on Park Lane. She and Timber are sorely missed…especially by me.

    They were so much more than housemates to me. Ruth was a “mother” and dear friend to me; a loving caretaker whenever I was ill; a strong shoulder to cry on with a gentle ear to listen; a very wise and graciously modest woman whom I admired greatly for her remarkable strength of character, quiet & understated fortitude and resiliency, and her unconditional love & generosity toward others.

    I am blessed to have known her and am forever grateful for all the support and sage advice she imparted to me over the years.

    Ruth spent her entire life selflessly caring for others; now it is her time to be cared for; to carry no burdens; to be free of all worries and fears; to relax and rest in peace.

    Love & best wishes,

  • Jim Moran

    Andrew – I am so sorry for your loss. I will see you at the Memorial Service…