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Obituary for Ruth Scarpelli

February 11, 1940 - May 17, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 80

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend


Ruth E. Scarpelli, 80, longtime resident of Avon Lake and retiree to Sandusky, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born February 11, 1940 in Cleveland, and was a graduate of Parma High School. She was employed as a long time beloved "Lunch Lady" in the Avon Lake school system. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Castalia, and the Avon Lake United Church of Christ. Ruth was a Girl Scout leader, a good cook and a talented seamstress. She enjoyed travel with her husband, and especially loved to be surrounded by her family.

Ruth is survived by her devoted children, August J. "Skip" Scarpelli, Anthony J. "Tony" Scarpelli, Nancy Brown (Kevin), Joseph O. Scarpelli (Diane, deceased), and Barb Lott (John); her beloved grandchildren, Lindy (Erin), A.J., Kevin (Colleen), Dominick (Jamie), Joey, Michael and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Emma, McKenna, Ronan, Cameron, Theo and Mathaus ; and her dear sister in law, Donna Williamson.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, August A. "Gus" Scarpelli; her parents, Otto J. and Dorothy C. Smith; and her daughter in law Diane.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Congregational U.C.C., 205 Main St., Castalia, OH 44824.

All service are private. 440-933-3202

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  • Congregational U.C.C.
    205 Main Street
    Castalia, OH 44824

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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