LeRoy ~ Ruth G. Brady Harvie passed away quietly on April 5, 2021 at the LeRoy Village Green Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born October 26, 1924, in Denver, CO.
She is predeceased by her parents Fred and Julia Brady, husbands Ross and Russell A. Harvie and son, Russell I. Harvie. She leaves behind her children: Judy (Terry) Hair, Ellen (Clifford) Faull, Susan (Jeffrey I) Carmichael, Patricia “Tish” (Brian) Williams, and Stephen Harvie; grandchildren: Scott Hair, Russell (Ellen) Hair, Cindy (Barry) Wilson, Brian (Lauri) Myers, Kristen (Chad) Pickles, Sara (Genio Bertin) Faull, Heather (John) LeGrand, Jeffrey II (Lisa) Carmichael, Ian Harvie, Sophie (Dolan) Matla, Colleen (Phil) Czubinski, Clifton I (Pam) Williams, Patrick Williams, 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, as well as special friends, Elaine Booten, Barb Elliott, and Lynne Belluscio.
Although she originated in Denver, CO, she became a LeRoyan in the 1940's and never looked back – in fact, she was named LeRoyan of the year in 2010 in recognition of her commitment to the community. As scorekeeper for her husband's baseball teams she would overlook errors as she just didn't have the heart to list them all. She was a Girl Scout leader, member of the St. Mark's and St. Joseph's churches, Ladies of Charity, Episcopal Church Women, American Legion Auxiliary, and a charter member of the WWII memorial. Aside from her family, her pride was running the Smoke Shoppe with her husband, Ross and as one of the original docents for the Jell-O Museum (Our own Jell-O girl!). She was known for her quick wit, generous spirit and occasional poison pen. She had a knack of making each person she met feel special and welcomed. Although she will be sadly missed by family and friends, we will smile when we think of how she made us feel.
Thank you to the staff of LeRoy Village Green for taking good care of Ruth since November.
Visitation will be held at Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy on Saturday, April 10 from 12:00 PM (noon) to 2 PM, followed by an internment at Machpelah Cemetery at 2:30. Due to COVID restrictions, the service will be held prior to calling hours, but will be limited to family members.
Feel free to join Ruth's family at a reception at the Botts-Fiorito American Legion beginning at 3:00 PM for refreshments.
Donations can be made in Ruth’s name to the LeRoy Historical Society or the American Legion.