Dorothy R. Ruby

Mrs. Dorothy R. Ruby, age 91, of Gloversville, died Sunday morning, February 24, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home.

She was born May 21, 1921, in Rochester, the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine Schmidt Gugenberger. She lived in Gloversville for most of her lifetime.

Dorothy was employed by UNI Distribution in Gloversville for 37 years and was a partner of Gugenberger Inc. from the 1950s to the 1990s.

She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, where she had served as a Eucharistic Minister.

Survivors include: two sons, Edward R. “Rocky” Ruby (Elsie) and Richard A. Ruby Jr. (June), both of Gloversville; four grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward and Daniel Gugenberger.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 28, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville. The Very Rev. Donald Czelusniak will be the celebrant. Interment will take place in the spring at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to in lieu of flowers to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078 or to the charity of your choice.

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