Ruth N. Suozzi, a former property manager, died Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga. She was 82.
Born Ruth Anderschott in Buffalo, she was an active volunteer committee chairwoman in the PTAs of her children's public schools and in the Cheektowaga chapters of the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.
She and her husband, Chrysler-Plymouth dealer Jerry Suozzi, who died in 1999, lived in a landmark English Tudor-style home on a bluff above Cayuga Creek in Cheektowaga.
Mrs. Suozzi had been an enthusiast of American antique furniture and furnishings, 19th century books, watercolor landscapes and textiles. She enjoyed hours of treasure hunting at outdoor flea markets, estate sales, galleries and antique shows.
She had worked as a real estate agent and property manager, most recently of apartment complexes in Cheektowaga.
During her youth, she spent summers at her father's fishing camp, Camp Chick-A-Gami, on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario.
Survivors include two sons, Paul of New Mexico and Mark of Massachusetts, and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.