August 9, 2021 ~ 2 Elul 5781
Ruthie Mae (Fine) Smelson, 94, passed away peacefully at Baptist Health on August 9, 2021. Ruthie was the daughter of Sam and Celia Fine, and was born on October 11, 1926. Ruthie was preceded in death by her loving husband George, her son Steve, brothers Gilbert, Bobby, Norman Fine and sister Reva Frank.
Ruthie was proud to be named the first female manager during a long-time career at Allied Sporting Goods. She loved cruising, and her favorite hobbies were sewing, pottery and painting. Her storytelling was legendary, always being the life of the party. She was a life-long member of Keneseth Israel Congregation and the JCC Senior Club.
She is survived by her son Randy Smelson, and nephew Glenn (Kathi) Fine. A private service was held on August 11, 2021.
Memorial donations, in honor of Ruthie, can be made to the charity of your choice.