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Ruth W. Makowsky

Died: 7/2/2011

Mrs. Ruth Winkelman Makowsky, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.

A native Delawarean, Ruth was born in Wilmington on January 30, 1929, daughter of the late Andrew Winkelman and Frances Wooten Winkelman. She made her career with the former Bank of Delaware (now PNC Bank), retiring as an assistant manager at the banks Newark Shopping Center branch. Following her retirement, Ruth greatly enjoyed spending time at the familys summer home in Pot Nets. She also looked forward to beach vacations in Florida.

Ruth devoted her life to her family and delighted most of all in the company of her beloved grandchildren, whom she adored. She will be sadly missed by the many people who loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Paul B. Makowsky; children, Judy Wolfe of New Castle, Jayne Wiley (Emory) of Millsboro, Steven Makowsky of Omaha, NE, Ronald Makowsky (Rhonda) of New Castle, Brian Makowsky of Newark, and Tracey Lisiecki (John) of Wyoming; brother, William Bill Winkelman (Doris) of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Kelly, Laurel, Tyler, Megan, Ben, Stephanie, Lauren, Brendon, and Haley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Sargeant.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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