Ruth S. Stanaszek
Ruth S. Stanaszek
  • October 8, 1928 - December 4, 2017
  • Illinois

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Ruth S. Stanaszek of Gurnee, Illinois died Monday, December 04, 2017. She was born in Charleston, S.C. in October 1928, the daughter of Leo and Ruth Barrett. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1949 with a BS in Chemistry. In Charleston she worked at the Medical University of South Carolina. She retired from Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL after 32 years as a scientist. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and was always active in church and social activities. After retiring she tutored students with English as second language. Read stories to preschoolers through the Waukegan Library in Waukegan, IL. She enjoyed reading, traveling, sewing, crafts and movies. She also belonged to the Abbott Retirement Group. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle church in Gurnee. She is survived by her sister Lillian (James) Madden, S.C.; thirteen nieces and nephews; Barry (Joan) Jensen of Port, Orange, FL, Cindy Jensen of Pascagoula, MS, Martin (Mary Ellen) Jensen of Charleston, S.C., Joel (Kathy) Jensen of Falmouth, ME, Mary (Gary) Folsom of Titusville, FL, Paul Jensen of Washingtonville, NY, Karen (Robert) Miller of Yukon, OK, Jean Marie (Russ) Rutan of Charleston, S.C., Jim (Mary) Madden of Charleston, S.C., Mandy (Brian) Cole of St. Augustine, FL, Kathy (Bram) Ballam of Awendaw, S.C., Donna Wilkins of El Cajon, CA and Dorene (Duncan) Higgons of Wellesley, MA. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary (Pete) Jensen of Rockledge, FL. A visitation for Ruth will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5 to 6pm with a funeral mass at 6pm at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, Illinois 60031 Burial private.