Ruth Phelps

Ruth Elizabeth Phelps

Thursday, April 10th, 1941 - Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
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PHELPS, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Gorton) 80, of Manchester, NJ passed away on April 13, 2021. Born in Paterson to Lawrence and Ruth (nee Reed) Gorton, and formerly of Long Branch, she has been a resident of Manchester for 20 years. Ruth was a travel agent with AAA Travel Agency in Brick Township before her retirement in 2016. Ruth was a Eucharistic Minister at St. John’s RC Church in Lakewood. Ruth loved to travel. Cruises were a particular favorite of hers. She was active in the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary at St. John’s in Lakewood, and in the Steven’s Ministry.
Ruth is survived by her loving sisters, Gloria Prokap and her husband John of Barnegat, NJ, and Lorraine Schroers of North Haledon. She was pre-deceased by her sister Barbara Wahab. Beloved aunt to John and Gordon Prokap, and Mary, Christine, Susan, Lisa, and Aimee Wahab. Also survived by multiple great niece's and nephews.
Friends and family may visit on Sunday, April 18 from 2-5 PM. Funeral mass on Monday, April 19 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth’s RC Church in Wyckoff.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, April 18th, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
    530 High Mountain Road
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  • Service

    Monday, April 19th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, April 19th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Elizabeth RC Church
    700 Wyckoff Ave.
    WYCKOFF, NJ 07481
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father John Job
  • Interment

    Rosedale Crematory




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Carol Murphy

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You were the best neighbor and friend anyone could hope for. I will miss you dearly.

Love Susan & Gabe

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Aunt Ruthie, You will forever be in our hearts. You will always be missed.
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With loving memories of "Ruth Phelps", Scott, Giselle, Julie and Carl and families
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