Ruth L. Gruber

Ruth L. Gruber, 83, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

Ruth was born Jan. 18, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., the daughter of Alfred D. and Marian L. (Deming) Tanner.

Ruth was a Mayville High School graduate and worked for MRC for 35 years as a timekeeper, from which she retired on Feb. 28, 1991. At age 67, she earned a CNA certificate from Harrisburg Community College.

She and her husband enjoyed bowling, archery and traveling. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and the Comfort Today Program at Tanglewood.

She is survived by her two children: Darrall A. (Susan) Gruber, of Ashville, N.Y., and Kimberly (David) McChesney, of Valprasio, Ind,; her two sisters: Sherry Johnson and Cookie (John) Boser; three brothers: Wayne A. Tanner, George A. (Peggy) Tanner, and Butch A. (Dorothy) Tanner; four grandchildren: Jeremy (Liz) Gruber, Tawn (Travis) Bensink, Matthew McChesney and Nathan McChesney; five great- grandchildren: Thandon, Tatum, Tripp and Talia Bensink and Jonah Gruber; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death on July 24, 2012, by her husband, Robert Richard Gruber, whom she married, July 4, 1954, in Mayville, N.Y.; her sister, Tiny Tressler; an infant sister, Luana Tanner; and her brother, Chuck Tanner.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc. on Thursday Oct. 10, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Allan Jones, pastor of Cable Hollow Community Church officiating.

The family has requested memorial donations be made to Comfort Today Tanglewood Manor, 560 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Those wishing to make online condolences may do so by visiting , www.petersonblickfunera lhome.com.