Obituaries

Ruth Helen Mercado, 90

April 26, 2019

Ruth Helen Mercado, 90, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Hospice & Community Care – Mt. Joy on April 26, 2019. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Anna V. (Young) Rettew and the wife of the late Ovidio Mercado Sr, who passed in 2016.

A baseball fan, Ruth enthusiastically rooted for the Philadelphia Phillies. She loved sweets, especially cheesecake, which always satisfied her sweet tooth. Ruth loved her family and cherished every moment she got to spend with them. Her grandchildren made her smile from ear to ear. Ruth was a devout member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness – Eastern Congregation and greatly enjoyed visits from her sisters from the Hall.

Ruth is survived by two sons; Ovidio Mercado Jr and his wife Angela, of Fredericksburg, VA, and Rickey Mercado and his wife Meg, of Lancaster, PA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Donna Peters. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anna Rettew, her beloved husband of 55 years, Ovidio, a son, David Mercado, and her siblings; Charles Rettew Jr, P. Robert Rettew, Eugene Rettew, and Joanne Shaffer.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:30pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 850 Hershey Ave. Lancaster PA 17603. Kindly omit flowers. Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to Kingdom Hall at the above address or to Hospice and Community Care at 685 Good Dr. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page


Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

May 15, 2019

Dear Vito and Family, so sorry for the passing of your Mother.  I know this will be a difficult time for you.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  Julie Fry 

May 13, 2019

So sorry for the loss of your mother. And I also didnt know of the passing of your father either. Prayers to your family and sorry for not being able to be there at this time. I went to school with Ovidio Jr. Prayers for healing of your loss to the family. I am on Facebook Ovidio if you need to talk. 
Lisa Overly

Services
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:30 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
850 Hershey Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our four funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info