Ruby A. R. Tritapoe

March 13, 2003

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Ruby Alcinda Reeser Tritapoe, 89, of 809 Tritapoe Drive, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born May 21, 1913, in Weaverton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Wesley and Annie Elizabeth McNeil Reeser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Burnett Tritapoe, in 1978.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

She had been a member of Order of the Eastern Star of Brunswick, Md.

She is survived by two daughters, Veleria Roelkey of Rosemont, Md., and Linda Painter of Knoxville; four grandchildren, William N. Roelkey Jr. and Mark Roelkey, both of Rosemont, Karen Smith of Walkersville, Md. and James Painter of Brunswick; six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Briscoe Reeser; two stepsisters, Myrtle McGolerick and Margaret Deener; four stepbrothers, Charles Himes, Jess Himes, Joe Himes and Newt Himes; and one grandson, Timothy Painter.


Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Wendell G. McClellan and Daniel M. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brownsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro, Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715; or to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Rohrersville, MD 21779.

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