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“We're so very sorry for your loss and very sorry this comes so late. We didn't know Ruth had passed away. She was a wonderful neighbor to have and I...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Lori Herman - Roseville, MI

“I sure do miss you, Aunt Ruth. ”
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“Carol's beautiful and cheerful smile will be missed. May the fond memories of times you shared together strengthened you over the coming months and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jean Knight

“Aunt Ruthie... you will be missed... you were always so great to all of us, and never forgot a birthday or holiday. I will miss getting your cards in...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jamie Small - St Clair Shores, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. She was a great friend and co-worker for many years at Social Security. I have so many fond memoires of...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Maureen SaroliI - MI - Friend

“Rest In Peace, Aunt Ruthie!I will miss your smile and laugh!! You always made it fun when I would come back to visit. I am glad we got to spend...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy Rosteck - Simpsonville, SC


Ruth Salamie, age 84 of Roseville, died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She was born September 18, 1934 in Detroit, daughter of the late Tony and the late Hopsi (nee: Joseph) Salamie.

By day, Ruth was the friendly customer service representative that assisted her clients with the warmest smile and the utmost in professionalism while attending to their needs. By nights and weekends, Ruth was the devoted daughter, sister and aunt who relished her family and enjoyed spending time in their company, making those warm & wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Never having been married, family was everything to Ruth and each moment together was truly a gift. One of these special memories came around every year when the family made their annual trek northward to the scenic and historic city of Port Austin, Michigan. Nestled along the lakeshore at the tip of the "Mitten," Ruth looked forward with eager anticipation each year as the date rolled around and the excitement began swelling of the fun she was soon to enjoy. Nothing beats the pleasure of relaxing on the beach, unless you're sharing it with family of course. As for a bit less of a trek, yet equally special in its own right, were the family ventures made to the Bavarian capital of Michigan, the charming and quaint hamlet of Frankenmuth. From the sights, sounds, shopping opportunities, and the world famous, Bronner's, Ruth ate it all up with extreme pleasure,…just like she did with that tasty chicken that graced her plate at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. It's near impossible to visit Frankenmuth without enjoying a bit of chicken,…and Ruth was sure to not let it pass her by.

And though she loved eating in Frankenmuth, as well as many places closer to home, too,…the fact of the matter is that Ruth was quite the accomplished cook and could whip up some culinary delights from the bevy of recipes at her disposal. All she needed was a stove, an oven and a little preparation space,…then just step back and watch the magic unfold. She certainly knew her way around the kitchen, and into the bellies of loved ones and friends alike.

When not at work or tending to responsibilities at home, Ruth enjoyed a number of pastimes that helped bring balance to life,…like through her joy of reading. When needing to get away from it all and infuse a little quiet into the day, Ruth would often curl up with a good book and get lost in its pages. She was an avid reader who enjoyed many different styles of writing and storytelling. Another of Ruth's pleasures was found in her love of solving crossword puzzles…in pen. Between her reading and puzzle solving, Ruth was determined to keep her mind sharp and engaged for the long haul.

Ruth was also quite the sports fan, especially when it involved anything to do with the University of Michigan ~ Go Blue! In her younger years, Ruth was also a sports participant having played basketball for Christ Church,…and sharing a little bowling action with her sisters and nieces. So along with maintaining a sharp mind, Ruth obviously sought to keep her body in good shape as well. And speaking of time spent with her sisters, Ruth and the girls were often given to enjoying a little time at the casino giving Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money. Some days they were winners, others not so much,…but the memories made together of soaking up the glitz, glamor and the infectious environment were nothing short of priceless for Ruth.

Ruth was a huge connoisseur of music and loved how it could soothe her soul . She appreciated most genres, but definitely had her favorites. From the country sounds of the Highwaymen to the soothing melodies of Neil Diamond, those two alone were enough to provide her a lifetime of listening pleasures,…but alas, there were many more. And just as much as she loved her music, Ruth also entertained quite the appetite for television,…particularly with three of her favorites; Jeopardy, Family Feud (with Steve Harvey, of course), and the iconic Golden Girls.

Yes, Ruth had much to enjoy in life, but this mini bio would be terribly remiss if not for mentioning her four canine cuties; Pepe, Pepe Pecan, Alex and Megan, her four black & precious toy poodles that provided her countless hours of love and pleasure. It stated earlier herein that Ruth was never married, but she was most certainly a "Mom" to her fuzzy, four-legged babies that filled her life with unspeakable joy,…as any animal lover & pet owner can attest.

A loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Ruth touched the hearts and souls of many in her journey through life. She lived to be a source of happiness and joy to those who shared her path, and a beacon of light to those in need of hope. Ruth's loving legacy is sure to live on in the hearts and minds of those who were blessed to know her and be loved by her. May she now rest peacefully, safe in the arms of God.

Ruth was the beloved daughter of the late Tony and Hopsie Salamie. Loving sister and best friend of Virginia (Donald) Quick, the late Esse (Grace), the late Della (Donald), and the late Helen (Ronald Sr.). Ruth is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Ruth will be held Wednesday, May 8th from 2-8 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Her Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, 11:00 am at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to Carol's Army.

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