Ruth L. Hawkins, a Buffalo resident for 82 years, died Friday in Naples, Fla., after a long illness. She was 88.
Born Ruth Vogel, she attended South Park High School and was a longtime employee of Wm. Hengerer Co. She also enjoyed golfing at the former Minerva Hills course. She moved to Naples in 2001.
Her husband, Robert E., died in 1972.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Smolarek Glynn of Naples, Fla., and a sister, Dolores Arndt of West Seneca.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Hamburg.