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Ruth E. Caraballo

February 08, 2021

Ruth E. Caraballo, of Bird-In-Hand, PA, passed peacefully at her home on Monday February 8, 2021. She was born December 14, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She blessed us with 58 years.

Her presence will be cherished by a daughter: Doribeth Rodriguez companion of Freddy Nogueras; a son: Juan Carlos Marrero; six brothers: Josue Ortiz, Saul Ortiz, Neftali Ortiz, Misael Ortiz, Eleazin Ortiz, and Modesto “Daniel” Ortiz; three sisters: Dory Morales, Luz DeJesus, and Coleen Bitts; as well as eight grandchildren: Elias, Juan Carlos, Oliver, Estrella, Luna, Jeremy, Elanor, and Everett.

Ruth was a gracious and generous individual who dedicated many years to local nursing homes as a licensed CNA. Through the years she enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with beloved family. She loved celebrating holidays especially Christmas. Known by many as the “Ice Cream Lady”, Ruth and her husband were well known around town for operating an ice cream truck. She will forever be remembered for her endless love, bubbly personality, and wonderful smile. Ruth’s presence “lit up the room” and will be greatly missed by all close to her.

Family and friends will be received Sunday February 14, 2021 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King Street Lancaster, PA from 1pm to 3pm. Memorial donations in Ruth’s honor can be made to Hospice and Community Care, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Modesto Ortiz-Lopez and Lucrecia Ortiz-Ortiz; beloved husband: Henry Caraballo; two brothers: Jose Ortiz and Benjamin Ortiz; and a sister: Sarah Spencer.

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February 18, 2021

 Ruthie’s Family, We are truly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how difficult Ruthie’s sudden death has been for you. I know she loved her family and it was a privilege for us to be part of her “other” family. You have our deepest sympathies.
Jeff and Linda Harnish 

February 12, 2021

My darling Tuti, I was just thinking of you and wanting to go see you. I am going to miss you so much. I love you ma. Doribeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a great friend.  
Maggie Santiago

February 12, 2021

Ruthy was such a special person. If I was down she could always cheer me up. Love you Ruthy. My heart is broken
Kathy Crawford

February 12, 2021

Ruth was a friendly next-door neighbor; kind, caring, cheerful.  We smiled at her love of chickens from the garden, garage and collection in her home.  Our driveway talks will be greatly missed. 
Robert & Deborah Weidman

February 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss, you’re in my prayers and thoughts!! 🙏
Leylany Hernandez

February 11, 2021

Sorry for your loss. God give you peace and  strength. 
Carmen &Jose Lopez

February 11, 2021

Mis condolencias para toda la familia y mucha fortaleza la Biblia nos dice en Juan 11:25-26 “Entonces Jesús le dijo: —Yo soy la resurrección y la vida. El que cree en mí vivirá, aunque muera; y todo el que vive y cree en mí no morirá jamás. ¿Crees esto?
Juan 11:25-26
La promesa de nuestro Señor es grande y verdadera ahora Ruthie está con Dios! Un fuerte abrazo Eleazin y familia.
Wanda Arroyo

February 11, 2021

My condolences to all who loved Ruthy, she was a beautiful soul. I’ll never forget her.
Lisa Blanshine

February 11, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. 
Peter mercado

February 10, 2021

   Ruthies passing leaves an empty spot  in our hearts and lives.  She was a wonderful, loving person.  We will miss her.
Joe and Bonnie Hatfield

February 10, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of Ruthies passing. She was such a sweet, kind, generous person. I will miss her very much. 
Sharon Harnish

Visitation
Sunday, February 14, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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