Ruth A. Ciallella
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Ruth A. Ciallella

April 18, 1924 - July 12, 2009

Ruth A. Ciallella

April 18, 1924 - July 12, 2009

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Obituary for Ruth A. Ciallella

Ruth Ciallella, a resident of Wall Township and former resident of Spring Lake Heights, died peacefully at the home of her daughter on Sunday, July12. Ruth was 85 years old. Ruth was born and raised in Belmar. She resided in Spring Lake Heights for 54 years before moving to Wall Township in 2004. She was predeceased by her husband and childhood sweetheart, Phil. They had been married for 64 years. Ruth was also predeceased by her niece, Katie. Ruth is survived by her four children and their spouses: Philip ‘Scoot’ Ciallella and Claire Barrett Ciallella of Lakewood, Ralph ‘Bub’ Ciallella and Alice Taffar of Wall Township, Toni and Roger Smith of Belmar and Mary Lou and Greg Martin of Mendon, NY. In addition, Ruth leaves behind a daughter-in-law, Edna Ciallella, nieces, Tammy Loux and Georgianna Moore and four grandchildren, Lauren Ciallella, Jack Ciallella, Jon Martin and Cody Martin. Ruth was co-proprietor of ‘Ruth and Phil’s Soda Shop’ in Spring Lake Heights for 22 years and was a co-owner of Homestead Taxi Service, also in Spring Lake Heights. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother who loved preparing and serving Sunday dinners for her family. She was a strong woman with a good sense of humor. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved her occasional trips to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. At the family’s request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you perform an act of kindness in their mother’s honor. Arrangements by the O’Brien Funeral Home Wall. For more information or to send condolences, visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com

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