Spring Hill, FL – Ruth E. Cwiakala, 71, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, FL.
Born in Patterson to the late Harold and Dorothy (Elston) Barnes, Ruth grew up in Haskell. She and her husband of 47 years, settled to Piscataway where they resided for over thirty years. In 2002, the pair relocated to Spring Hill Florida.
A communicant of Our Lady of Mount Virgin, they renewed their vows seven years ago in the church. Ruth enjoyed, crocheting, sewing and reading. She also spent time traveling the world with her husband, visiting Europe, Australia and Hawaii.
Surviving are her husband, Ronald T. Cwiakala; four children, John Passanante, Christopher Passanante, Ronald T. Cwiakala, Jr. and wife Stacy and Kari Lynn Andersen and husband Sean and brother, David Drew.
She will also be missed by her nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8:30AM in the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex NJ 08846 followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of Mount Virgin at 9:30AM.
Entombment will follow in Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway.
Family and friends may gather in the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org