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Ruth J. (Sipe) Rabovsky

May 18, 1924 ~ April 15, 2018 (age 93)

New Middletown – Ruth J. Rabovsky, 93 of New Middletown, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center, where she most recently resided.

Ruth was born May 18, 1924 in New Middletown, Ohio. She was a daughter of Clara (Kurtz) Sipe and Lawrence B. Sipe, Sr.

She served during WWII, as a munitions inspector in Pittsburgh, but more recently was a mother and homemaker. She had a zest for life, enjoyed dancing, polka music, all sports and spending time with family. She was a member of SNPJ and was an avid fan of the Joe Fedorchak Polka Band.

She is survived by a sister, Carol Reese of Sarasota, FL.; a granddaughter, Tamara Yereb; and daughter-in-law, Susan Yereb Shavelin of South Carolina; stepdaughter, Jeanne (Bruce) Geilhard of Vienna; grandchildren, Jenny Geilhard,  Ryan (Laura) Geilhard; and two great-grandchildren, Logan and Sara.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Rabovsky, whom she married April 15, 1961, and who passed away October 9, 2004; her brothers, Kenneth Sipe, John Sipe, Donald (Skippy) Sipe, and Lawrence Sipe, Jr.; sisters, Margaret Menn and Doris Blower; son Richard Yereb; and an infant daughter, Bonnie Yereb.

A funeral service will be held at the Clemente Funeral Home, 10170 Main St. in New Middletown at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, friends may pay their respects one hour prior to the services 10 to 11 am.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of Masternick Memorial and nurses and volunteers of Hospice of the Valley.


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Valley
5190 Market Street, Boardman OH 44512
Tel: 1-330-788-1992

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