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Ruth Virginia Robb

December 12, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Ruth Virginia Robb, 87, of Salem, Ohio, died Monday night, Dec. 10, 2012 at the Salem Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 11, 1925 in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of the late Oscar and Florence (McCoy) Swanson.

Mrs. Robb graduated from New Castle High School and then graduated from Practical Bible Training School June 3, 1947, in Johnstown City, N.Y.

She was a homemaker and Pastor's wife. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Children's Church. She was a member of the Cross & Crown Ladies Ministry and enjoyed baking and sewing.

Her husband, Rev. Fred W. Robb, whom she married Aug. 27, 1948, preceded her in death Aug. 1, 2009. Two sisters, Beatrice Seaton and Margaret Mostrando, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include seven daughters, Marcia (Lyle) Salzman of Eastanollee, Ga., Luann (David) Nicholas of Xenia, Ohio, Dawna (Tom) Henslin of Dodge Center, Minn., Gayle (Kim) Cole of Sherman, N.Y., Sherrie (Arthur) Tanner of Sherman, N.Y., Lori (Gerald) Skiba of Salem and Lynette (Chuck) Brown of Stow, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy (Gabriel) Giotis of Wayne, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Salem with Pastor Jonathan Burns, Pastor Douglas DeMar and Pastor Roger Dulaney officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Castle View Memorial Gardens in New Castle, Pa.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at


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