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Ruth Bright, 93, of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Blakely.
Born Feb. 10, 1920, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Clement and Blodwen Williams Bright. She was educated in the Scranton schools and was a graduate Scranton Central High School. Formerly of Scranton, she moved to South Abington Twp. in 1982. Ruth served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe during the war. She earned the rank of sergeant while serving her country. Upon returning after the war she began working for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Veteran Affairs.
Ruth enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her family. She also enjoyed her morning coffee with her friends at McDonald's in Clarks Summit.
Surviving is a niece, Sally Bright Eastman and husband, Robert Jr., Shaftsbury, Vt.; two great-nephews, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert H. Eastman III, Washington, D.C.; and Christopher Clement Eastman and wife, Jillian, Syracuse, N.Y.; and a great-great-nephew, Alexander Llewellyn Eastman, Syracuse, N.Y.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Bright Pawling; two brothers, Llewellyn Bright Sr. and Clement Bright Jr.; a brother-in-law, Walter P. Pawling; a sister-in-law, Helen Caryl Bright; and a nephew, Llewellyn Bright Jr.
The funeral with full military honors will be Monday at 11 a.m. from Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Linda Eckersley, pastor Embury United Methodist Church, Scranton. There will be a military service in Ruth's honor at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly Twp., in the spring.
At Ruth's request there will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Embury United Methodist Church, 942 S. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504 or Southern Care Hospice, 851 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, PA 18519.
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Vadim Apr 24 2013 12:00 AM
I am sorry to learn of the recent passing of my friend Ruth, and wish to offer my condolences to her Family and Friends.. Ruth used to socialize with her friends at the Clark's Summit, McDonalds, where she joined our Senior Coffee Group. Sargent Bright was a true Patriot, having volunteered and served proudly during WW2. Ruthie's friendship; her pleasant demeanor and warm smile will be sorely missed. I was a better person having met her. Frank Scaglione, Waverly, Pa.
Frank Scaglione Mar 8 2013 12:00 AM
On behalf of my mother (Catherine) and the entire Hickey family, I send our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Bright family. We were next door neighbors on Locust Street many years ago. We remember all of her family fondly, but we especially remember Ruth whose warm heart and kind smile made all our lives a little happier.
Rich Hickey Mar 8 2013 12:00 AM