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Ruth E (Nagel) MacBride

January 9, 1930


Ruth E. MacBride

Ruth (nee Nagel), 90, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully November 25th.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter, her parents William and Rose Nagel and her brother Bill.  Survived by her children Laura (Pete), Walter, Bill (Patty), and Andy (Helen).  She is also survived by her grandchildren Meghan (Clayton), Walter, Matthew (Amanda), Kristen (Ryan), Lauren (Ed Long), Andrew M., Andrew D. (Courtney), Billy, Katelyn, Sarah, Chris and (5) Great Grandchildren Nora, Greta, Harrison, Connor and Owen.  Along with friends and the staff of the Philadelphia Protestant Home.

She was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and served as the secretary there for many years until her retirement around 2010.   She loved the opportunity to work at Immanuel and really enjoyed the responsibility and interaction it provided her.  Prior to that she was a homemaker, raising her family on Montour St. in Philadelphia.  A great cook, always willing to experiment with new recipes and recording how the family enjoyed it for future reference.  She lived the last 15 years at the Philadelphia Protestant Home where she enjoyed volunteering for the in-house doctor’s office, the hairdresser and was the secretary for the residents’ association, just to name a few.

An independent person, never wanting to burden anyone with her needs and always more concerned with us, our families and how we were getting along.  Even as she neared the end of her life, clearly struggling to do all of things she once could do, a phone call to her would quickly change the subject to how were we doing.

Rest in peace mom, we will miss your smile, your calm disposition, selflessness and love.

In lieu of flowers, donations/memorials can be made to the Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Care Fund.

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