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Date of Birth: April 23, 1922

Date of Death: August 15, 2020

Ruth Kezele died on August 15, 2020 after a short illness. Born in 1922 in North Bergen, New Jersey, just outside of New York City she lived her adult life in Norwalk, Connecticut, Cambridge, New York and Peoria, Arizona. She married her high school sweetheart, Lucian in 1943. They had two children, Linda Bankerd and Gerome Sardi (deceased). After Lucian's death in 1970, she married Leo Guhin. They moved to Arizona. Upon Leo's death, she married Joseph Kezele. After Joe's death she spent many years with her best friend Donald Detzler. Her life was conventional, well lived with many friends and activities. She was blessed with grand children and great grand children. 6 grand children: Meredith Boyce, Jason Bankerd, Jessica Johnson, Paulette Sardi, Raquel Sardi and Sean Sardi. 14 great grand children: Ethan Boyce, Carly Boyce, Troy Bankerd, Obadiah Bennett, Trysten Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Adrianna Bankerd, Rebecca Frailer. Gus Frailer, Keegan Frailer, Schuyler Sardi (deceased), Merrin Sardi, Carter Sardi and Devin Sardi.

Service Information

Ruth will be cremated. Her remains will be interred in Cambridge, NY near her deceased husband Lou and her son Gerome when gatherings are once again not a health concern, sometime in 2021.