Kennedy, Ruth Yudko
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 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.
I just saw this by chance, and feel so sad. I knew Ruth when I lived in New York from 1967-69. Her son Jason and my daughter were both babies, and we were part of a group of four mothers who formed a babysitting pool four afternoons a week. I remember Ruth and George so well, so much spirit and humour, such lovely people. If you read this Jason, my sincerest condolences to you and all your family. I remember you as a very high-spirited toddler! I hope life has bien good to you. Best wishes.