Ruth K. Balkin


Passed away peacefully on October 14, 2019. Daughter of the late Cecil and late Kate Ford; sister of the late Richard, Donald and Joseph Ford and late Jane (late Frank) Giori; mother of Kathryn(Reginald) Eyre, Dan (Carolyn), Tim (Linda), Tom (Kate) Balkin and the late Mary Max; grandmother of Matt O’Hagan, Kara (Brice Anthony) Eyre, Reggie (Kayla) Eyre, Sean (Kelly Gorman), Caitlin, Mary, Emma, Timmy, Jack, Leah, Christian and Kevin. Also survived by three loving great-grandchildren.Ruth was a dedicated nurse at Sisters Hospital for over 50 years. The family will be present at the John E. Roberts Funeral Home (Amherst Chapel) on Thursday October 17from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, on Friday, October 18, at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters Hospital Foundation.