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March 28 1926 December 7 2022
Ruth Annette Heilig was born in Pocomoke City, MD, on March 28, 1926, to Simon and Edna Heilig, Ruth died Wednesday, December 7, 2022 in Richmond, VA after a long illness. As an infant, she acquired the nickname “Butsie” by which she was known to most of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Abraham Spinak; and 2 sisters, Shirley Cohen and Lenora Nast. Ruth lived most of her life in Pocomoke City where she graduated from Pocomoke High School and later raised her three children. At the age of 39 she began pursuing her college degree, graduating with a B.A. in English from Salisbury State College in 1974. She served for several years on the Worcester County Zoning Board and later as an English instructor at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Following the death of her husband, Ruth moved to be near her daughter, first to Herndon, VA and later to Richmond, VA. Ruth is survived by her children (and their spouses): Barry Spinak (Sharon) of Bainbridge Island, WA; Stephen Spinak (Janis) of Annapolis, MD; and Susan Kueny (Kenneth) of Glen Allen, VA; seven grandchildren – David Spinak (Naomi) of Bainbridge Island, WA; Joshua Spinak (Paktis) of Neuss, Germany; Abby Spinak (Michael Baym) of Cambridge, MA; Michele Valderrama-Spinak (Robert) of Maplewood, New Jersey, Aaron Spinak (Daniel da Silva) of Washington, DC; Laura Kueny (Patrick Burke) of Scottsdale, AZ; and Jonathan Kueny (Laura) of Richmond, VA; six great-grandchildren; and her brother, Francis “Sonny” Heilig of North Miami Beach, FL. Ruth’s memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, December 11 at the Holloway Funeral Home in Pocomoke City, followed by a gravesite service at the Beth Israel Cemetery in Salisbury, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be directed to the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Department (Pocomoke Fire Company – Worcester County, Maryland) or Little Eyes International (Little Eyes International). To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth, please visit our floral store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ruth Butsie Spinak March 28 1926 December 7 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Salisbury, state: Maryland