In Memory

Ruth Levinson

Ruth Levinson

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05/18/13 04:55 PM #1    

Jennifer Gale (Allred)

Ruth died from leukemia in November 1975.  Roo, never forgotten, always loved!  xox Pooh



07/29/23 07:19 PM #2    

Michele Metrick

Ruth was a wonderful, free spirited and unforgettable person. We spent time together in homeroom, where she shared poetry she liked with me. This was often related to death, and I do believe that she knew that the sore throats that led to her frequent absences were due to the leukemia that she chose not to make public to others. She was one of the bravest people I knew.  In my high school year book she wrote, referring to my upcoming trip to Israel, "Take care in Israel, and make it worthwhile for both of us. Seems odd to be saying goodbye for good doesn't it". Ruth, you are not forgotten. 

07/30/23 09:39 AM #3    

Wayne Wager

Wow. I would never have known. Thanks for telling us.

07/31/23 05:03 AM #4    

Michael Stein

A very nice girl that never caused andy friction and was always pleasant. I remember she had those big dimples when she smiled.  I always associated her with North School for elementary school in Glencoe and I guess we had kids on the west border of Glencoe going to NTW instead of NTE. Her parents came over to our house one day in Glencoe and I think my mother met her mother and they were very nice people. I want to say the father's name was Ned? Something like that?  I remember they were seniors back then and he had a hearing device.  Amazing how it seems so many fantastic individuals pass at an early age and evil people last forever. 

07/31/23 03:46 PM #5    

Aviva Efrati (Beal)

Ruth was one of the sweetest people I ever met.  I had no idea she was dealing with such a catastrophic illness. You are in my heart Ruth. xo


08/03/23 02:36 PM #6    

Mark Vaniman

Thank you for posting.  I think of Ruth often and this gave me one more reason to remember those days.  I recall spending time in Ruth’s room with a couple of non-NTW friends listening to records, chatting and just hanging out.  She was always a joy to be around and I can’t remember her having a bad day.  We went different directions after graduation and I remember the shock when I heard of her passing – I’m not sure if I knew she was ill.  She is missed but it appears she is still alive in many memories of many people. Thanks for sharing.

08/04/23 12:21 PM #7    

Charles Heisinger

This is a rich conversation, a reminder that mortality is on the horizon. And along comes Ruth, who is speaking to me through you from 50 years ago about life well-lived. She touched many lives and apparently continues to do so. Wow.

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