Ruth Lapides

Honored by Myrna F. Baskin, her friend

Ruth and I were blessed with a very wonderful friendship, from special activities with our late husbands to continuing our activities together. 

Ruth was an exceptional person—very talented, beautiful, kind, generous and loyal. She was also blessed with a beautiful family—John and Melanie, Jimmy and Michelle, Susie and Peter—all their wonderful children. They are all very special. They are like my own family and I love them all.

Ruth was an unusual hostess—always welcoming, gracious and generous. In spite of her changing health, nothing was too much effort. Her sense of humor was remarkably intact, and our times together were always happy.

It is a privilege to be writing this tribute to a very special person and wonderful friend. She always contributed graciously and generously to our community. She will be remembered always and missed very much.