NORTH LIMA - Ruth Farbman, 93, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Ruth was born in Youngstown on March 27, 1928, a daughter of Sarah (Davis) and Morris Schermer. Ruth attended South High School and worked at Kline's Department Store before becoming a stay-at-home mom, and the world's greatest grandma.
Ruth was involved in her community, she was a lifetime member of Temple El Emeth, its sisterhood, Hadassah and Pioneer Women. Also, she enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and was a fabulous cook. There wasn't a person she met that didn't love her. She enjoyed traveling to Vegas and Florida in her younger years with her husband, Sol, twin sister, Jean, and brother-in-law, Carl. Ruth never lost her zest for life or witty sense of humor. She enjoyed casinos, family and friends until the very end. Ruth always put family first. She was very passionate about things she believed in and instilled those values in her children and grandchildren. Ruth believed no one should be hungry and when asked what she would like as a gift, no matter the holiday, a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank was at the top of her list.
Ruth was preceded in death by the love of her life, Solomon Farbman, whom she married on Oct. 27, 1946, in Youngstown. They happily celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage and now they are together again.
Ruth is survived by her two children, daughter, Marsha Hirschl, and son, Barry (Trudy) Farbman. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle Hirschl (Dean Rumbaugh), Lisa Farbman, Rhonda Hirschl (James Mike), and Robert Hirschl (Erica); great-grandson, Isaac Hirschl; step- great grandchildren, Jared (Sena) and Joshua (Grace) Mike; and great-great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Phoebe Mike. She also leaves to cherish her memory her twin sister, Jean Fien, and many nieces and nephews. She had a special bond with Angela (Vince) Procopio, to whom she always signed cards as her "adopted daughter" because of the love and special bond they shared, and Dr. Jeffrey (Linda) Resch, whom she referred to as her "boyfriend." She will be deeply missed by all that knew her as everyone immediately fell in love with her.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah (Davis) and Morris Schermer; sisters, Belle Agrest, Mildred Gallup, Pearl Friedman; brother, Sidney Schermer; her grandson, Steven Farbman; and her son-in-law Larry Hirschl.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2021, in the Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home, where the family will receive visitors one hour prior.
The family has requested that memorial tributes take the form of donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Rd. Youngstown 44509, or the Hirschl Family Scholarship at the Youngstown State University Foundation, 655 Wick Ave. Youngstown 44502.
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