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Ruth Helen Stenzel-Safka

Obituary for Ruth Helen Stenzel-Safka

June 20, 1918 - January 26, 2017
Pennsylvania | Age 98

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Ruth Helen Stenzel-Safka died in her home at Juniper Village on January 26, 2017. She was 98. Born on June 20, 1918, in Buffalo, New York, Beloved wife of the late William Safka. Loving mother of William (Bill) Safka of Levittown, PA; her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Tom Piasecki of Perkasie, PA. Doting grandmother of Jason Piasecki, and Meredith Wall and her husband Jeremy. Also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Carol Stenzel of Elma, NY. and sister-in-law, Gladys Favata of Largo, FL. Predeceased by her brother Arthur

Ruth enjoyed growing up with her two brothers surrounded by snowy winters. She attended Fredonia Normal School and then the University of the State of New York Teachers College where she pursued a degree in Education. Upon graduation she taught elementary school for a few years. She was quite adventuresome engaging in spelunking, and boating on the Chesapeake with her husband Bill. Their first child, William (Bill) Safka was born while they resided in Baltimore, Maryland. After a few years they moved to Levittown, Pennsylvania where their daughter Wendy was born. Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker, and caring for Bill who had special needs. She was an avid reader spending much time at the local library and helping as a librarian at Morrisville Presbyterian Church where she was a member. Into her 90's Ruth continued to enjoy walking and yoga which kept her quite healthy.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ruth's Life Celebration Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:30-3:30PM at Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 North Pennsylvania Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067 Followed by her memorial service at 3:30PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to Morrisville Presbyterian Church or to Handicapped Crusaders, C/O Faith Reformed Church, 479 Stonybrook Dr, Levittown, PA 19055.

Life Celebration services entrusted to Dunn/Givnish of Langhorne 215-757-3331.

To share your fondest memories of Ruth please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 1-800-GIVNISH.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Morrisville Presbyterian Church
    771 North Pennsylvania Ave.
    Morrisville, PA 19067
  • Handicapped Crusaders, C/O Faith Reformed Church
    479 Stonybrook Dr.
    Levittown, PA 19055

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Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home

378 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
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