Ruth M. Cassel, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Mennonite Home.
Born in Catasauqua, (Lehigh County) PA, on January 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William K. and Mabel O. Cassel.
Ruth was a graduate of Kutztown High School and the Allentown Business College. She was a secretary employed by Hamilton Watch Co. as well as with the former Sperry & Ford New Holland.
Ruth enjoyed classical music and played both the piano and organ. She was organist at Salem Lutheran Church in Kissel Hill for 15 years. She was a current member of Grandview United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crewel embroidery, was an avid reader and loved traveling and puzzles.
She volunteered at the Woodcrest Villa and Wellspring libraries, and at the Lancaster General Hospital Suburban outpatient pavilion.
Surviving are 2 brothers, Dr. Herbert W. Cassel of Franklin IN, and the Rev. L. David Cassel of Manheim and a sister, Bertha E. Cassel of Lancaster. She was predeceased by her other siblings, Mary S., Esther G., and James A. Cassel.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Eagle Commons of Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Andrea Brown and Chaplain Mim Cruz officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to thank the staff from Mennonite Home and from Hospice & Community Care for their services.
If desired, contributions in Ruth’s memory would be appreciated by Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Rd., Lancaster PA, 17601 or to the Mennonite Home Benevolent Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.