Wadsworth, OH

Martha Ruch passed away peacefully August 4th, 2020. She was born November 5th, 1926 in Barberton, Ohio to the late Robert D. and Mary J. Sondles.

She was a woman of amazing strength both mentally and physically. She graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1944 in the midst of World War II. Out of high school she worked in the offices of the Ohio Match Co. She was a stay at home mom for 15 years, then a typesetter at the Wadsworth News Banner. She eventually worked for her brother-in-law, Dr. Donald E. Gordon, and ended her working career in the office of Dr. Raj Vij in Fairlawn, Ohio.

She enjoyed reading, playing solitaire, coloring and other handcrafts such as knitting and crocheting. The most important part of her life was her family and the time spent with them, especially the annual family vacation to South Carolina.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Ruch in 2016, and her siblings Robert D. Sondles, Jr., Frances M. Sondles and James E. Sondles.

She leaves behind three children, John E. of Cincinnati, Ann E. of Wadsworth, and James (Paula) of Copley, and special friend Marigo Ruch of Cincinnati, Ohio. Grandchildren Nicholas, Olivia and Kristin Ruch of Cincinnati. Jack and Michael Ruch of Copley, Ohio, Peter Bach of Akron, Ohio, and Alex Bach of East Hampton, CT. and Sister Isabelle Gordon.

Graveside Services will take conducted by Fr. Robert Jackson at 1pm Thursday, August 13th at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Please meet at the Welcome Center at 12:45pm.