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“Elie,So sorry to read of your wife's passing. May she rest in peace and please know that my thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mike Sedmak - Port Austin, MI

“Aunt Ruth will be missed greatly. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Kim Corbin - Grosse Pointe Farms

“I'm so sad to hear about Aunt Ruth. She was very special and I have very fond memories growing up with her and the rest of the Nemerski family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michelle Helmstetter - Lake orion, MI

“The Nemerskis were neighbors across the street from us for years when Elie was on the Detroit police force. They were always very friendly and good...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ray Rutyna - Detroit, MI


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Ruth Elizabeth Nemerski, age 85 of Eastpointe, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born September 16, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late William and the late Laura (nee: Edwards) Miller.

A proud graduate of St. Anthony High School's Class of 1949, Ruth's journey through adulthood began with a smile and dreams of a bright and happy future,…one that would soon include a fine and handsome gentleman by the name of Elie. The two met, courted, and followed their ensuing path that led them to the altar where they were married in the eyes of family and friends alike. Their blossoming romance turned into a lifetime of joy, and these two lovebirds were blessed to share over 64 wonderful years together building upon the comforts of home, raising a family, and growing deeper in love with each passing day.

Ruth was a consummate homemaker and Mom, making it all look so easy as she cared for her beloved husband and four children. She had it all down to a fine science and managed to work through her daily tasks with defined strength and fortitude. At the completion of her routine, Ruth coveted the moments she was able to enjoy some of the hobbies and pastimes that added balance to life. One of these was scouring the antiquing circuit with her sister, Kathy. There was just something nostalgic about seeing all the trinkets and treasures from days of yore that quickened a host of precious memories. Sure made for an excellent "Sisters Day Out."

For a bit of a different "Day Out" excursion, there was always great fun and entertainment to be had at the casino. Yes, Ruth was one of the many who gave Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money,…and sometimes came away the victor. Though she ate up the whole enchilada, it was those "One-Armed Bandits" that made the casino experience the attraction it was for her, and kept her coming back. As for a little gaming fun on television, nothing could beat the challenge and exhilaration of watching the ever-popular, Wheel of Fortune. Give her a little Pat Zajac and a puzzle, and she was off to the races.

Then there were the fun and wonderful moments enjoyed with those sweet cherubs, Ruth's nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life and meant the world to her. Whenever she was able to share their company, Ruth felt like she was on Cloud 9. Though they shared a host of treasured memories together, it was those special and magnanimous trips to the magic kingdom of Disney World that Ruth embraced with her heart and soul,…and visited them often in her fond reflections. And it wasn't merely 1 trip, but 3 glorious occasions of being filled to the brim with the joys of grandchildren. Between they and the rest of the family, the Nemerski's are a warm and happy bunch with Ruth right there at the center of it all,…especially at those most precious times of the year, the holidays. Holiday memories of family and good times were the cat's meow for Ruth, and she was blessed to have a quiver-full to enjoy.

Telling the story of Ruth just wouldn't be complete without making mention of her charitable and compassionate nature, and this was seen clearly in the 12 years that she worked as a volunteer at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit. Extending herself in many different aspects and through many types of care, Ruth gave with the heart of a servant and with an unselfishness matched by none. She was a special lady, the kind of which are very rare,…and she will be missed immensely.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ruth leaves behind a legacy of love for all to cherish who were blessed to know her. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey through life, hearts that are enriched and encouraged simply by her grace. Rest in peace, dear Ruth.

Beloved wife of 64 years to Elie. Dear mother of Larry Nemerski, Dan (Laura) Nemerski, Mary Lou (Jerry) Barranca, and Nancy (Mike) Marson. Loving Gramma of Jennifer (Steve), Matt (Liz), Natalie, Danny, Samantha, Scout, Stevie, Charlie, (A.J.) Aidan, and Great-Gramma of Kasey, Steven, and Olivia. Dear sister of Kathy Lawrence, and was preceded in death by her siblings, William, Jean, Marilyn, and Carol.

Ruth will lie in state on Friday, August 18th from 9:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Eastpointe. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

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