December 10 2017: RONALD, Ruth R.

Ruth R. Ronald
(Age 94)
On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Ruth Ronald of Wheaton, MD, passed away peacefully at Friends House in Sandy Spring, MD. She was 94.
Ruth taught elementary school at St. Catherine Laboure in Wheaton and at Brookview Elementary and Stonegate Elementary in Silver Spring. She worked with many gifted and talented students until her retirement in 1989.
As an avid traveler, Ruth’s favorite trips included New Zealand, Poland, Russia, and Scandinavia. She was a voracious reader, conversant on topics ranging from Shakespeare to politics. She loved classical music, theater, social events, and her family. After she retired, Ruth was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and St. Catherine Laboure, and her generosity extended to family, friends, and many charitable organizations.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Appel (Tom) and Barbara McBride (Jim), her son, Lawrence Ronald (Chris), eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Brooks Ronald, Sr., her son, Jerome Brooks Ronald, Jr., her brothers Edwin, Robert, Andrew, and her sister, Virginia.
Relatives and friends may call at St. Catherine Laboure Church, Veirs Mill & Claridge Roads, Wheaton, MD, Tuesday, December 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., where the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Interment Hillside Memorial, Minneapolis, MN.
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