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SMALLDON, Ruth K. (Reiche)

SMALLDON, Ruth K. (Reiche)

SMALLDON - Ruth K. (nee Reiche)
Age 91, of North Tonawanda, February 26, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Jack R. Smalldon. Loving mother of June (David) Polzin, Jeff (Betsy) Smalldon, and the late Nancy Smalldon and Roberta Smalldon. Sister of the late Iveagh (Gerald) Schaus. Proud grandmother of Beth and Janet Polzin and Lucas and Lacey (Abed Alshahal) Smalldon; great-grandmother of Maya and Kareem Alshahal. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Ruth was a graduate of the Harper Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit, and served in the Army Cadet Nurse Corps in World War II. A longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, she was employed at DeGraff Memorial Hospital for 18 years prior to retirement. Ruth enjoyed knitting, bridge and counted cross-stitch; she traveled extensively in the past with her late husband, Jack. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Road, in North Tonawanda, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., in North Tonawanda. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice or St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Guest register available at

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