Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris

Ruth Ancier Harris, 99, of Miami died June 28, 2014. She was born in Perth Amboy and resided in Rahway for 65 years before moving to Florida in 1978.

Mrs. Harris, in partnership with her husband and his family, worked for more than 40 years in their Rahway-based clothing store, Marks Harris Department Store. She served as a buyer for the children’s department.

A graduate of Rahway High School, she attended New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College). 

She was a member of Rahway Hebrew Congregation, Hadassah, and Shackamaxon Country Club in New Jersey and Boca Lago Country Club in Florida.

Predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Harold, and a grandson, Michael Scott Harris, she is survived by two sons, Robert (Joanne) and Joel (Sandra); her daughter, Maureen (Paul Berkowitz); a brother, Sherman Ancier; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services were held July 2 with arrangements by Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home, Rahway.

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