Ruth Tate Musser, 83, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully September 10, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Born April 1, 1930 in Montclair, N. J. to the late William John and Ivy (Jones) Tate, she was raised in Camp Hill, Pa, where she graduated from Camp Hill High School, after starring in basketball and winning the Spanish Prize. She moved around the country with her family to Massachusetts, Kentucky, Illinois, and Connecticut before settling in Fairhaven 20 years ago.
Survivors include her children John Musser (wife Camille), Barbara Musser, David Musser, and Laura Montgomery (husband Bob); her sisters Marjorie Schleyer, Dorothy Troutman, and Nancy Young; 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a woman of numerous talents, and loved gardening, creating art and craft making. She was a voracious reader, and a gold life master bridge player. Her wicked sense of humor and love of life will be missed by all. Ruthie was the original “Hot Ticket”.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the meeting room of the Mattapoisett Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.