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Ruth Bright

d. March 5, 2013

Ruth Bright

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.

Service Information

11:00 am Monday, March 11, 2013
Jennings Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.
111 Colburn Ave
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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