Kennedy, Ruth Yudko

Rochester, NY

Ruth Kennedy passed away on July 27, 2021, at the age of 94. Ruth is survived by her son, Jason Kennedy and his wife, Margaret as well as her Niece, Sari.

Ruth lived in Springwater with her husband, George, who predeceased her in 1988 and with their son Jason. Ruth and George had an antiquarian bookstore in Lima, Maxwell’s Treasures. Ruth loved reading, writing poetry, and attending the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Ruth worked at the Monroe County Developmental Center as a supervising social worker for many years.

Ruth had published numerous poems that she had written.


In this quiet place

I sit alone and wait

Undulating in and out of time

All the beginnings

And all the endings

Strung out along the clamoring road

Within this cool dim stillness

Dusty shelves stretch row after row

Each holding faint scented secrets

The bones and shards

Of lines lined out

As well as possible

Ruth Kennedy

August 1994

Ruth will be laid to rest on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the Ashley Cemetery in Springwater, NY.

In lieu of flower contribution may be made to The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT (50 Fairwood Drive Suite 100 Rochester, NY 14623) on the memo area of the check write In memory of Ruth Kennedy.