Obituary of Ruth Celeste Rosser
Ruth Celeste Friedeman Rosser, aged 90, died peacefully in her sleep on September 30, 2022. Ruth was born in Salem, NJ on May 24, 1932, to Albert Friedeman and Augusta Spaulding Friedeman. Ruth married John Rosser in 1953, and they were happily married for 68 years, until John passed in 2021. Primarily a homemaker, Ruth also held a number of jobs over the years, including working for Dupont Chemical, working retail during the Christmas seasons, as well as working in the cafeteria at Maclary Elementary in Newark, DE. She found a love of painting in the 70’s and pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Delaware. After a transfer required the family to relocate to Houston in 1981, Ruth continued to paint and sell her items at various art shows. While in Houston, she worked as a teacher at the University Baptist Church Mother’s Day out program and was very active within the church.
In 1997, Ruth and John returned to their beloved Stone Harbor, NJ, where they had originally met. Becoming members at First Baptist Church of Cape May Court House, Ruth was an avid volunteer for various programs, and she also volunteered at Stone Harbor Elementary. In addition to swimming and painting, Ruth was very devoted to her family and loved playing hostess for family summer vacations to her house at the shore. One of her greatest joys was taking her grandchildren to places of interest in the Philadelphia area. After spending 23 years at the shore, she and her husband returned to the Houston area in 2020.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, John Ellis Rosser, Jr., and granddaughter, Stephanie Rossetti. She is survived by children: John Ellis Rosser III; Bonnie Rossetti (Gary); Peter Rosser (Karyn); Alice Crottie (Edward); eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held at Clayton Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., and per her wishes, Mrs. Rosser will be buried, next to her husband, in Philadelphia, PA, at Philadelphia Memorial Park. A service will be held at Alleva Funeral Home in Paoli, PA at 10:00 a.m. on October 8, 2022.
In Loving Memory
1932 - 2022
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