EDMESTON — Ruth E. Thompson, 77, of Edmeston died peacefully Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany with her family by her side.
She was born May 21, 1925, in Burlington, the daughter of Cass and Charlotte (Klock/Lytwynec) Sweet.
She outlived two husbands, Peter Pylinski of Edmeston, and Warren (Tony) Thompson of Gloversville.
Ruth retired as post master of the Burlington Flats Post Office on May 1, 1990.
She was also a 43-year member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Auxiliary Post 1311.
Ruth was a loving wife, parent, grandparent and friend, who found happiness with her family, friends, watching current events, and educational television as well as reading.
In her later years, she developed a love for Drew Carey and "Who's Line Is It Anyway?," which she enjoyed because they made her laugh and she loved to laugh.
She is survived by her brothers, Douglas Sweet of Richfield Springs, Wayne Sweet of Frankfurt, and Steve Lytwynec of California; her children, Jack Pylinski of Louisville, Ky., Kris Aparicio of Edmeston, Gretchen Belden of West Edmeston, Mark Pylinski of Honolulu, Hawaii, Toby Thompson of South New Berlin, Janelle Ross of Edmeston and their spouses; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m. (with an American Legion Auxiliary service to be held at 7 p.m.) Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m., with calling hours from 11 a.m. until the service.
Interment will be held at Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston, following the memorial service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ruth's memory to the Edmeston Free Public Library.
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 26, 2002.