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Ruth Spatt

Ruth Greenhill Spatt, 98, of Deal died Aug. 20, 2013. She was born and raised in Monessen, Pa.

Mrs. Spatt enjoyed three careers, first as a medical social worker, then as the owner of the Greenhill Gift Shop in Allenhurst. Her last career was as a special education teacher in Asbury Park and a fifth-grade teacher in Middletown.

She graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a master’s degree from Kean College in special education.

She was a longtime member of Temple Beth El (Congregation Torat El) of Oakhurst.

Predeceased by her husbands, Max in 1962 and Joseph Spatt in 1980, she is survived by her son, Neil (Alina) Greenhill; her daughter, Beth (Donald) Lucero; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held Aug. 23 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean. Memorial contributions may be made to Monmouth County SPCA, Eatontown.

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