Ruth Marie Pecan, 89, of West End, NC, passed away peacefully on Nov, 1, 2009 at home. Her husband, Walter H. Pecan, preceded her in death in 1965. She is survived by her daughter Ruth Stolting and son-in-law Robert Stolting of West End as well as her brother August Zoll of Cedar Grove, NJ.
Ruth Pecan was born Dec. 8, 1919 in Brooklyn. She received a bachelor’s degree from Wagner College in Staten Island. She then attended and graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. She worked at Chase Manhattan Bank in Manhattan until her marriage on June 3, 1945. Interested also in the field of nursing, she worked tirelessly as a homemaker and caregiver to members of her family.
Ruth lived in Glendale, Queens, later moving to Locust Valley. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Glen Cove, for 45 years and sang in the church choir for many years.
When her daughter and son-in-law moved south to North Carolina, she also decided to move down in 2001 to enjoy life with them in a carriage house on their farm. She enjoyed the camaraderie of her new friends at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Southern Pines, NC, and felt that these nine years were among the happiest of her life.
Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove, on Nov. 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery, Queens, at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Victor Rapp of Trinity Lutheran Church. Donations may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 74 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542.