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Ruth Elizabeth Bernardin

January 29, 1933 December 15, 2010
Ruth Elizabeth Bernardin
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Obituary for Ruth Elizabeth Bernardin

Ruth Elizabeth Bernardin age 77 of Metamora passed away December 15, 2010 in the comforts of her home. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jim Bernardin; sons Tom (Martha), Jim (Sara), John (Melissa), Bob (Margaret) Bernardin; grandchildren Tom Jr., Marjorie, Alex, Jim III, Kelsey, Riley, Zackary, Tyler, Joshua, John, Becky Bell, and Wesley; three great grandchildren; sister Anna Kaplan; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Harriet Andre; brothers Richard, Frank, George and John; sister Marian. According to the Wall Street Journal she had one of the most creative and important jobs in the world. It involved taste, fashion, decorating, education, recreation, transportation, romance, cuisine, designing, medicine, entertainment, maintenance, purchasing, law, accounting, religion, energy, and management. She handled all those with love, grace, and dignity. She was a very special person. She was a homemaker. Her greatest accomplishment along with Jim were Tom, Jim, John, and Bob.
Funeral service will take place Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church (433 N. Calhoun Street, Lapeer, MI). Interment at Metamora Cemetery. Tom Bernardin Jr. and Pastor Todd Smith will be officiating. Friends may visit Sunday 2:00-6:00 PM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Lapeer, MI 48446. Charitable donations to Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279 Baltimore, MD 21203-7279) are greatly appreciated.

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