Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Monday February 22nd, 2021
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Ruth A. McBryan
Ruth A. (Meintzer) McBryan, age 96, formerly of Danville, died at 5:54 a. m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at the Bloomsburg Care & Rehabilitation Center where she resided for the past year.
Born in Danville on March 21, 1924, she was the only child of the late Raymond and Bertha (Hollabaugh) Meintzer. She was a lifelong resident of Danville and a 1942 graduate of Danville High School.
Ruth was employed as a secretary at the former Kennedy Van Saun plant in Danville for ten years prior to the birth of her first child.
A devout Catholic, she was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Danville.
Ruth was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was known for her cooking and baking skills and over the years made many delicious holiday meals for her family.
When her children were young, she enjoyed many family camping trips to state parks throughout Pennsylvania. She loved being in the outdoors and especially spending time on the beach at Ocean City, New Jersey with her family.
Ruth married Francis McBryan on July 14, 1950 and he passed away on March 5, 2011 ending a marriage of 60 years. She also was preceded in death by her son Thomas F. McBryan on April 25, 2020.
She is survived by two daughters: Ann Marie, wife of Donald Shobert, Riverside and Jean, wife of Bernard Malett, Elysburg; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was affectionately known as “GeGe” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a. m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 68 Center St., Danville by Rev. Javed Kashif. Interment will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park at Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.
Right around 1986, my wife Roxanne and I, and our two pre-school age sons purchased our 1st house from Don and Ann, which happened to be 307 East Market street, right next door to Ruth and Francis. We couldn't have been any more fortunate to be living next to such wonderful people. They were so genuine and sincere, and both had quite a good sense of humor. They also enjoyed talking to our sons as if they were their own. They were special people, and my family have all benefited for having known them. Our prayers are with Ruth's family.
Dave Kopelcheck Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM
Thinking of you with sincere sympathy, Ann and Jean and families. I didn't know your Mom but know what a sweet and good Mother she was by seeing the kindness in her face and knowing the daughters she raised.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
RIP, Mrs. McBryan.
Dot Brennan Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM