RUTH ELEANOR TOWNSEND passed away peacefully due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Arden Courts Memory Care facility in Virginia Beach, VA on April 18, 2022, at the age of 76.
Ruth is predeceased by her mother Elizabeth and her father Floyd Townsend. She is survived by her brother Robert Townsend and his wife, Judith of Newport News VA. Ruth is lovingly remembered by her great nieces and nephews Krista L. Grasser, Kari A. Yeagley, and Robert W. Townsend Jr. and their children Sebastian Grasser, Jack Yeagley, Chloe Yeagley, Andrew Yeagley, Sadie Townsend, and Dean Townsend.
Ruth was born in Philadelphia PA in 1946 and was raised in Ocean City, NJ, graduating from Ocean City High School in 1964. She then attended Trenton State College, majoring in Health and Physical Education. In 1981 she gained a MA degree in Administration and Supervision and in 1981 earned a 6th Year level beyond MA.
Beginning as a student teacher in 1968, Ruth taught Health, Physical Education, and Driver Education at Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield, NJ until she retired in 2002. In addition to teaching, Ruth coached girls basketball for nine years, winning a conference championship and compiling an undefeated season. In 1990 she was named the Jonathan Dayton High School Teacher of the Year.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Godfrey Funeral Home at 809 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 with visitation at 10:30 A.M. followed by the service at 11:00.
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