Ruth E. Adams
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Ruth E. Adams
  • August 2, 1928 - June 17, 2013
  • Palm Harbor, Florida

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Ruth E. Adams, entrepreneur, jacqueline-of-all-trades, dog lover and colorful personality and fashionista, died peacefully surrounded by family on June 17 at age 84.

Her love, strength of will and passion for life are an inspiration to family and friends forever.

Ruth was born and lived in Syracuse NY until relocating to Palm Harbor in 1984. She summered at her Montario Point home on Lake Ontario with her beloved shih-tzus Tammy, Cricket and Gizmo until cancer complicated her life but never dampened her spirit.

Ruth is survived by her son Scott Gebhardt (Patty) of Carmel, CA, sister Michelle McKinney (George) of Nellysford, VA, brother Howard Nothacker of Spring Hill, FL and grandchildren Christian Gebhardt of Carmel, CA, Philip Capin of Austin, TX, John Capin of Boston, MA, Charity Pero of Palm Harbor and many loving aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth is pre-deceased by her husband Robert W. Adams.

There will be a Celebration of Life Sunday, June 30 at Moss Feaster, 2550 Highlands Ave. North, Palm Harbor at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions may be made in Ruth's honor to either the supportive care foundation Power Over Cancer, 5 Harris Ct., Bldg. T, Monterey, CA 93940 or to Suncoast Hospice.