2014-01-02 / Obituaries

Ruth M. Lovay (Simecki)

SAGINAW, Mich. – Mrs. Ruth M. Lovay (Simecki), 99, of Saginaw, Mich., beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, Mich., where she resided the past four years.

The daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle (Jones) Gould, Ruth was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Saginaw, and would have celebrated her 100 birthday in two months. She married Arthur Delorme on May 19, 1932. He predeceased her July 4, 1939. She then married John F. Lovay on Aug. 29, 1942. He predeceased her March 17, 1981. Ruth married Peter Simecki on March 19, 1987. He predeceased her Oct. 10, 2002.

She was employed at Morley Bros. for five years. Ruth was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Surviving are three sons and their spouses, Donald (Kay) Delorme of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Edward (Sue) Delorme of Guntertsville, Ala.; James (Susan) Lovay of Manistique; 11 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; one step-child, Helen (Don) Liebrock, Hemlock, Mich.; a special step-daughter-in-law, Grace Lovay of Saginaw; and over 100 step-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Janet Wilson and Mary Jo Beek.

She was predeceased by one son, Richard Delorme and seven stepchildren, Raymond F. Lovay, Frances G. Lovay, John B. Lovay, Esther B. Makl, Ruth Streussnig, Dorothy MacFarlane and Grace J. Mooney. Ruth was also preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5380 State Street. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery.

Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 5-8 p.m. and at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ruth’s family requests no flowers, but strongly recommends donations in her memory to The Brown Bag Lunch Program c/o St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

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