Jeffery Lee Ruth, 49

March 17, 2009

AUG. 5, 1959-MARCH 14, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Jeffery Lee Ruth, 49, of 10738 Bower Ave., Williamsport, Md., died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1959, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Lewis J. Ruth and Margaret L. Slifer Ruth of Clear Spring, Md.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, retiring in 2002 after serving in the Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom and in Beirut, and served and was onboard the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower when it was commissioned.


He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Wendy Sue Ruth; two daughters, Allison L. Ruth of Williamsport and Meghan K. Ruth of Williamsport; two sisters, Beverly Henicle of Waynesboro, Pa., and Pamela Springer of Hagerstown; and one brother, Daniel Ruth of Fairplay, Md.

Services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Thom Smith officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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