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Ruth Arnwine

April 2, 1929 - June 1, 2023

Ruth Arnwine, 94, of the Groveville section of Hamilton, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at Serenity Hospice at RWJUH, Hamilton.

Ruth had a full life and always had a twinkle in her eye. She was a bus driver for many years, retired from the State of New Jersey, North Princeton Developmental Center and retired a second time at the age of 87 from Ceridian, Princeton.

Ruth spent her entire life volunteering for many organizations including Washington Volunteer Firemen Inc., Whitehorse Ladies Auxiliary, DeCou Ladies Auxiliary. She served as President of the Mercer County Ladies Auxiliary, and President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen of the State of New Jersey. She was a member of Signal 22, and American Legion Posts 458 and 31.

She was a member of the Yardville Presbyterian Church. She loved to cook and catered many weddings and parties. Most of all, she loved her family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Mary (Welsh) Johnson; her loving husband, Charles Arnwine, and her daughter, Katherine Hamilton; she is survived by her daughters, Debra Walker (Frank Lawton), Patricia Riehl (Allen Riehl) and son, Clarence Wiley, Jr. (Yvelise Peralta Wiley); grandsons, Allen Riehl (Kelly) and Michael Riehl (Zaina Banihani Riehl); great granddaughter, Gianna Riehl; step son, Daniel Arnwine (Sharon); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends, including her special friends/neighbors, AnnMarie and Gerry Martinez and Sue Butch.

Ruth’s family would like to thank her caregivers at Spring Hills Hamilton and Serenity Hospice.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, with Rev. Jean Pinto, officiating.

Entombment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


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Sue Butch
Sue Butch
Jun 04, 2023

In life you don’t come across loyal friends but Ruth was a special kind of friend to me. She never had a bad word to say about people and she always appreciated what you did for her. I was blessed to have her in my life and she will be missed everyday by me!!💔 RIP Ruthie and I love you…. My condolences to Patty, Debbie and Clarence and her family….🙏🏻

Sue Butch


Debbie,Patty and Clarence your mom was a wonderful woman.I will always remember her and the good times with the family.

Glad I got to talk with her a few weeks ago.

You will all be in my prayer.

Al Walker



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