Ruth L. Donat, 88 years of age, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at her residence. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 29,1926, she was the daughter of the late Teophil and Anna ( Shindel) Kowicki.A homemaker, Mrs. Donat had been a Mantua area resident the past 47 years, prior to which she lived in Cleveland. A graduate of John Adams High School, she then earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Case Western Reserve University. She was employed as Administrative Assistant in the Chemistry Department at Case Western. A very active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mantua, she was always available to assist with the Ox Roast Fair, and for several years was a volunteer at the church school, as well as for the Crestwood School System. An avid reader, she enjoyed also enjoyed sewing and gardening. On May 25, 1957, she married Frank J. Donat, II who survives at their home. Also surviving are her sons Frank ( Valerie ) Donat, III of Mantua, John T. Donat of Bristolville, Ohio her daughter Mary ( Robert ) Smeltzer of Broadview Hts., Ohio sister Virginia Skuza of Garfield Hts., Ohio and grandchildren Natalie, Rachel, Derek, Trevor, Dessie and Joey. Calling hours will be Sunday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, St. Rt. 44 at the corner of 4668 Pioneer Trail ( S. of Rt. 422) Mantua, where prayers will be said Monday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Monday July 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Michael Garvey officiating. Final resting place will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township. Her obituary and video tribute may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 7-2-14)