Ruth J. Serluco, 90, of Lower Burrell, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving children. She was born August 27, 1928 in Nanty Glo, PA. to William and Christina (Barr) Ray. She was a 1946 graduate of Nanty Glo High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Paul A. Serluco, in 1950 and resided in Lower Burrell for the past 65 years. She worked for ten years at Spectles, Etc. in Lower Burrell. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her beloved family. One of her favorite experiences was going to Rome, Italy to see her grandson Johnny. She is survived by her children, Terry (Skip) Speer, of Lower Burrell, Cynthia (John) Peck, of New Kensington, Paul C. (Kristin) Serluco, of Plum; grandchildren, Kellie Speer (Mike Bowser), Nathan (Dana) Speer, John Peck , Taylor (Chris) Carr, Alyssa (Sean) Cherok and Joseph (Sarah) Serluco; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Robert (Mary) Ray and Jack Ray, and sister Betty Sanderson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul A. Serluco, mother and father Christina (Barr) and William Ray, brothers William Ray, Jr. and Melvin Ray, sister Phyllis Lekawa. The Serluco family would also like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Belair Nursing Home for the loving care and support that she was given over the last four years. Family and friends will be received from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. on Sunday in the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday in St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Lower Burrell. Ruth’s grandson, Father John Peck SJ will be celebrant, with Monsignor Michael J. Begolly and Father Ken Zaccagnini as concelebrants. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary Margaret Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.
St. Margaret Mary Church
3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell PA 15068