Ruth C. Mohr, 87, of Trumbull, CT, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2021. Ruth, or "Ruthie," was born on March 3, 1934, in Teaneck, NJ, to the late Peter and Alice Tiagwad.
Ruth leaves behind her two children, Linda Sylvester and her husband, Kevin, of Milford, CT, and Richard Mohr and his wife, Amy, of Eatontown, NJ. She was the loving Nana to three grandchildren, Katherine Sylvester, James Sylvester and Samuel Mohr. Ruth also leaves behind her brother, John Tiagwad and his wife, Rhoda, of Camden, SC, and sister, Alice Sperry, of Camden, SC. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Richard "Dick" Mohr, and sister, Annamaria Harvey.
Ruth was a graduate of Teacher's College of Connecticut and Fairfield University. A passionate educator, Ruth taught in Milford, Norwich, and, finally, at Middlebrook School in Trumbull for 25 years, retiring in 1999. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 1997. Ruth enjoyed singing in the choir and sharing faith and fellowship with friends at Grace Episcopal Church and, later, Christ Episcopal Church. An avid gardener, she was a member of the Long Hill Garden Club and the Connecticut Butterfly Association; she was often referred to as the "butterfly lady." Her love of nature extended to the 22 summers she spent in Maine, camping with her husband. She was a teddy bear maker and a scrapbooker, using her love of storytelling to preserve her wonderful memories in many scrapbooks.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Ruth
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Riverside Cemetery