Ruth Sheruda

Ruth Sheruda

Sunday, September 25th, 1932 Monday, August 31st, 2020

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Obituary for Ruth E. Sheruda (Soapchalk)

Ruth E. Sheruda, 88, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Monday morning, August 31, 2020. Born September 25, 1932 in Peckville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Julia Perek Soapchalk. Ruth worked as a seamstress in Peckville and had been employed with the Penn Delco School District in Aston as a Special Education Aide, as well as a bus aide for handicapped children. She was also an active member of Saint James Episcopal Church in Aston.

Over the years she enjoyed playing cards; cake decorating; making crafts; and decorating for the holidays. In later life she enjoyed spending time at Menno Haven Elderday in Chambersburg. She also took great pleasure spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Sheruda; her daughter, Diane Sheruda Weaver and son-in-law Kerry of Chambersburg; and her grandchildren, Allison of Hagerstown, MD, Andrew of Waynesboro, PA, and Matthew of Chambersburg, PA. She is also survived by a sister, Eleanor Mazur of Buffalo, NY.

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent in her name to either Elderday at Menno Haven, 2011 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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Brother Erik

Dear Sheruda family,
Our sincerest condolences go out to you in your time of loss. The hurt and pain you feel is natural even though death is such an unnatural event. Take peace in knowing God is providing your loved one the best possible loving care and He also is caring for your needs too. Psalm 94:19 tells us "When anxiety overwhelmed me, you comforted and soothed me." Our prayers and kind thoughts are with your friends and family as an extension of Gods unfailing love. The scriptures have brought us comfort when experiencing loss and has given us Gods plan for those who've passed from our lives. For comfort from the Bible please visit
Comment | Posted at 10:32am via Condolence

Daniel Bingnear

May perpetual light shine upon Ruth. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace.
Ruth was a good next-door-neighbor and friend from Hetherton Drive.
Praying for you and your family’s comfort, peace, and quick return to joy.
Dan & Barb Bingnear
Comment | Posted at 01:56pm via Condolence

Vicki Krenitsky

Dear Diane & family
I’m so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I so enjoyed her at ElderDay & loved spending time with her. She had a wonderful sense of humor. May the wonderful memories bring a smile & sense of peace through the difficult days ahead.
Love, Vicki Krenitsky
Comment | Posted at 10:17pm via Condolence

Tim Barton

Dear Weavers, the loss of Ruth is hard for those of us that are left behind, but joyous for her to be with family and friends in heaven. She was fun and caring and always included my son Max, as one of her grandchildren and Max always thought of her a grandmother. One of the many memories I have of her was when my wife showed her the book “Walter the Farting Dog”, she laughed and laughed and laughed. She just couldn’t get over that there was such a book written for kids. It was a pleasure to have been part of her life and to have gotten to know her.
May God Bless you all with peace and comfort during your time of loss.
Tim and Max
Comment | Posted at 02:45am via Condolence

Betty Luke

Diane, Mr. Sheruda and family, I am very sad at the passing of this unique "character" that was part of my life. Diane you were my first neighborhood friend and your Mom was such a big part of that childhood. We grew in a great time when we played outside and we knew our neighbors as family. Concord Square and Aston were a terrific place to grow up. Your Mom ALWAYS made me laugh and was just a lot of fun to be around. I'm thankful for having known her.

Rest in peace "Peabody" and keep everyone laughing in heaven.

Comment | Posted at 10:58am via Condolence

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