DELMAR – Ruth L. Zell, 85, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Ruth was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Francis J. Zell and Ruth M. deSeve Zell. She was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Ruth was employed by Brooks Fashion Stores in various positions of retail management, both in Albany and New York City. She also was employed by other retail stores both in design and management. She enjoyed painting, sewing, and a variety of arts and crafts.
Ruth is survived by her brother Francis G. Zell (the late Dolores) of Albany; her sister Barbara A. Zell of Albany; her brother V. Joseph Zell (Bourbon) of Sarasota, FL; her nephews Brian F. Zell (Linda), Matthew J. Zell, Sr. (Valerie), Justin F. Zell (Kasey), and Brandon L. Zell (Kristina); and by her grand nieces and grand nephews Brianna, Morgan, Matthew Jr., Fallon, and Broderick Zell.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Those wishing to remember Ruth in a special way may send contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Ruth’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).
Carole and Jack Wheeler
Carole and I offer you our deepest condolences for the loss of your sister. I also went to VI and graduated in 1946. I didn’t know Ruth.because it was boys on the 2nd floor and girls on the 3rd floor.
Jean & Dennis Taylor
Matt, Valerie and family,
Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your Aunt Ruth. She was always so friendly when we met her. I know that you all loved her very much and she was a blessing to your family. Continue to remember those favorite memories of her in these difficult days ahead. We love you!
Jean & Dennis Taylor,
Gansevoort, New York
I realize how late this message is. I went to FIT with Ruth and she was in my wedding in 1957. We went to Florida, once, and I ever heard from her again….. soooooo sorry for that. I did hear that she moved to Florida, but had no idea where. It is so sad that we lose touch with others.