Ruth Lee Colón (nee Blanks) passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2021. Ruth was born September 27, 1952 in Wilmington, N.C. to Mary (Graham) and James Blanks. Ruth was raised in East Arcadia, N.C. and was the youngest of 11 children.
After graduating from East Arcadia High School, Ruth joined the U.S. Army in 1970. While enlisted, Ruth was a WAC and worked in the clerical department. It was in the Army, where she met the love of her life, Johnny Colón in 1971 in Aberdeen, Md.
After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1973, Ruth began her career at the US Postal Service. Ruth worked at the Philadelphia branch until her retirement in 2006.
Ruth enjoyed traveling, gambling at the casinos, lotto scratch-offs, watching crime shows, gardening, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, and spending time with her family. Ruth was the life of every party she attended, with her favorite Coors Light in hand.
Ruth leaves behind her husband Johnny, two daughters Corinne (Willie) and Christina (Ruben), her beloved grandchildren Larrisa and Ramón, her granddogs Cotton, Marco, Blu, Merlo, Delilah and Petey, numerous nephews and nieces, and a host of extended family members and friends.
There will be a viewing Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 3pm at the funeral home. Interment private.
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Runnemede, NJ 08078
John, Christina & Corinne
We are so glad we had that special day with Ruth to spend visiting & chatting for a few hours. Even though she was not feeling well she enjoyed Connie & my time with her. We talked about so many things, family, vacation in Pocono's, favorite foods and more. We will always cherish the memory of that day with her.
She is with the Lord now, no longer ill or suffering, and your Guardian Angel, with you wherever you are.
We send our deepest condolences & keep you all in prayer for strength to go forward.
Olivia Zarnack & Zarnack family