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Ruth Mae Neugebauer, 88, of Brigantine, NJ died on September 20, 2020 in Absecon, New Jersey at Royal Suites Rehab Center. She was born to parents Elmer Meyers and Rose Elliott Meyers on November 18, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ruth graduated from Frankford High School in 1948. She loved fashion and clothes and during high school, worked at department stores, most notably, Bonwit Teller & Company in Downtown Philadelphia. Upon graduation from high school, Ruth attended business school and worked as a bookkeeper and executive secretary through late 1956, when she exited the workforce upon the birth of her first son. Ruth met Tom Neugebauer and they were married on November 5, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Together they raised two children: Thomas E Neugebauer and Gary A Neugebauer. Ruth was a great wife, wonderful mother and good friend. The love she had for her family created a family life of love, warmth and strength. Along with her husband Tom, raised her sons to live the golden rule, always tell the truth and treat others with respect and made a lasting and positive difference in her son's lives. Ruth loved to cook and bake and she excelled at it, especially her famous Italian sauce and meatballs and her wonderful bundt spice cake, which has been passed down to her Daughters-in-law. Ruth volunteered at the public schools her sons attended during the early years of raising them and was a stay at home Mom and always put her family first. Ruth also spent time volunteering for a number of charitable organizations over the years in Philadelphia. With her sons out of high school, Ruth re-entered the workforce and worked in accounting, a position Ruth loved as she loved working with numbers and financial statements. Ruth loved music and would always play her records on the Hi-Fi, sending the music all over the home. Some of Ruth's favorites were Eddie Arnold, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley. Ruth also enjoyed going regularly to the gym and stayed fit most of her life. Dancing was also an activity that Ruth loved and she and her husband excelled at it and were always one of the best dancers at weddings and other functions. Ruth and her husband Tom moved to Brigantine, NJ in 1996 where she loved going to the beach, playing Bocchi Ball and playing cards with many friends through the local chapter of Sons of Italy. Ruth and her husband Tom, loved being on cruises since their first cruise in the late 1960's. Over the years, they went on a number of cruises with local friends as well as cruising friends they met over the many years of cruising. Ruth and her husband Tom also enjoyed going to Florida and staying at friend's condos as well as rental homes in The Villages. Ruth is survived by her loving husband, Tom Neugebauer having been married for 65 years, two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas E & Nanci Neugebauer and Gary A & Laura Neugebauer, four Grandchildren, Ali, Lauren, Erin and Ryan, one Great Grandchildren, Lukas a Niece and Goddaughter, Linda, Niece, Roberta and Nephews, Robert and Tommy. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Rose Meyers, her Grandparents, Stepmother, Peg Meyers, her Brother, a U.S. Marine and WWII veteran and Sister-in-law, Robert and Ida Meyers, her Brother-in-Law and wife, Paul, a U. S. Navy serviceman and WWII veteran and Peg Neugebauer, her 2 Nephews, Jimmy and Johnny and several Aunts and Uncles. Ruth's remains will be interned at the Oakland Cemetery, located in Philadelphia, upon her husband's death.
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