Ruth Irene Schaetzl

June 16, 1923
June 15, 2017

Ruth Irene Schaetzl of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Fishkill, NY entered into eternal peace at Myrtle Beach Manor on June 15, 2017, just four hours from celebrating her 94th birthday.  Mom is now sitting on the bench with Dad where he has been waiting patiently for her.  

     Born June 16, 1923 in Astoria Queens, she was the daughter of Anna and Edward Bauer. Both parents predeceased their daughter.

     She was educated in Astoria and Manhattan Schools. On April 3rd, 1948 she married her hero and love of her life, Joseph Schaetzl, in Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, Queens. Joseph pre-deceased her on April 27th, 2003. 

     Ruth is survived by her two children; Jo Ann Schaetzl of Elk Grove, California and Robert Schaetzl and his wife Rosalie of Conway, South Carolina; two grand-children, Carrie Ann Benyuska and her husband Brian of Sacramento, California and James Schaetzl of New Windsor, New York; and 2 great grand-children Kylie Ann and Abby Jo Benyuska of Sacramento, California; and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister Agnes Durkin. 

     Ruth was employed in Manhattan by the New York Telephone Company, in the Accounting Department as a Customer Assistant, until her marriage, when Ruth and Joe moved to Dutchess County. She was a full time mom but when Jo Ann and Robert were of school age Ruth decided to return to work part time. She worked at The Card Shop in Beacon, then as a receptionist at Southern Dutchess Eye Care in Fishkill and then at Batt Florist in Beacon. 

     Ruth was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon and then at St. Mary's Mother of the Church when she and Joe moved to Fishkill. 

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, June 21, at Engel Funeral Home Inc. 5319 Route 9W, Newburgh, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Thursday, June 22 at St. Mary’s Mother of the Church, Fishkill, NY.   The celebrant will be Reverend Thomas Colucci.  Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

     In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105 . If you wish to have Mass Intentions read you may call St. Joseph Parish 9961 Elk Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove California 95624 1-916-685-3681 or St. James Church 1071 Academy Dr. Conway, South Carolina 29526 1-843-347-5168

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June 18, 2017 - 8:13am

Mom thank you for everything you taught me and for all our secrets they will be forever kept

Jo Ann Schaetzl