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Obituary: Sister M. Ruth Zacharias, OSF

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Sep 11 2019
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With faith in the Resurrection, we celebrate the entrance into eternal life of Sister M. Ruth (Dorothy) Zacharias of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province. Sister was in her 65th year of religious profession when she died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at St. Francis Convent in Bethlehem, Pa. She was 90.

Sister entered from St. Michael Parish in Tresckow, Pa., and professed first vows in 1954 at Mount Assisi Convent in Pittsburgh, Pa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pa.

Sister taught at various elementary schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and ministered in the office at St. Mary School in Closter, N.J., for five years. For the past 15 years, Sister Ruth was committed to prayer ministry and community service, as her health permitted.

Sister Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Moses and Anna (Ziaji) Zacharias; her brothers Steve, Michael, Andrew, Peter, Joseph and John Moisey; and her sisters Ann Talarico, Mary Bruno and Margaret Zurenda. She is survived by her nephews and nieces and her religious community.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 16, in Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at Monocacy Manor in Bethlehem, Pa. Visitation also will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., also at Monocacy Manor. Arrangements have been made by Connell Funeral Home in Bethlehem, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to School Sisters of St. Francis, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem PA 18017.

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