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Ruth M. Gyurko
March 16, 1928 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Carthage - Ruth M. Gyurko, 95, of 35322 Putman Hill Rd., passed away at the Carthage Area Hospital on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, with her loving family at her side.
Ruth was born in Natural Bridge to Eber and Grace (Stafford) Slye on March 16th, 1928. She attended Carthage High School.
On June 29th, 1946, she married Leslie Gyurko at St. Henry’s Church in Natural Bridge with Reverend J. Karlton Dewey officiating. They were happily married for 72 years before Leslie’s passing in 2019.
She was employed at a variety of places, including Durkee’s Bakery, the old Officer’s Loop on Fort Drum, the Carthage Central High School Cafeteria, and Dr. Miller Cook. Most of all, Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
She loved spending time with her family and her many friends and also enjoyed dancing and listening to country music. She and Leslie were members of the Black River Valley Fiddlers for several years.
Ruth is survived by her two children, Karlton (Alice) Gyurko, of Carthage, and Valerie (Andy Gladwin) Gyurko of Latham; her two grandchildren, Kathleen of Lowville, and Kyle (Sally) Gyurko of Edmeston; two great-grandchildren, Kaelynn Gyurko and Jackson Foy, as well as several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
She is predeceased by her husband, Leslie; her parents; a brother, Vernon Slye, a sister, Geraldine Slye Howe and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Gyurko.
Calling hours will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage on Monday, October 30th, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with a funeral mass to follow at 1 p.m. with Reverand Todd Thibault officiating. Her burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Natural Bridge. A memorial reception will be held after the burial at the Sahara Restaurant in Fargo.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. James Catholic Church, the Carthage Area Rescue Squad, or the First Responders at Great Bend or Deferiet Fire Departments.
The family would also like to thank the staff at Dr. Mirza Ashraf’s office for all of their personalized care over the many years, and the Carthage Area Hospital staff for all their attentive, compassionate care during Ruth’s final journey.