Nancy J. Ruis
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Nancy J. Ruis, 86, formerly of Johnstown, passed away on September 9, 2021, in Carlisle at Chapel Pointe Retirement Community. She was born on May 4, 1935, in Johnstown and was a daughter of the late William and Walburga (Kohr) Gottwald and the widow of James "Vince" Ruis, who passed away on June 11, 2020.
Nancy graduated from Johnstown High School in 1952. She was a manager at the Johnstown Credit Bureau for many years. Nancy was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Johnstown. Nancy enjoyed gardening and could usually be found outside working in the yard. Any plant that entered her home thrived under her green thumb. She always said mornings were her favorite time because she loved watching the birds coming to her feeder while drinking coffee. She had a generous heart, loved shopping and eating out, and spending time chatting at her kitchen table over a glass of wine or tea. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by one son, Mark Cvrkel and wife Mary (Bereschok) of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, one daughter, Kristen Ruis (partner Scott Peoples) of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, three grandchildren, Ryan Cvrkel (wife Jill) of New York, New York, Ashley Cvrkel (partner Noah Emhurt) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Samuel Gennett of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, one sister-in-law, June Gottwald of Johnstown and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald Gottwald and two sisters, Dorothy Bychak and infant sister Caroline. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Chapel Pointe who cared for Nancy these last four years. She was made to feel special and received excellent care and attention.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1621 Ferndale Ave., Johnstown, PA 15905 with Fr. Peter Crowe officiating. Entombment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA https://www.aspca.org/. Visit www.EwingBrothers.com to send condolences.