Ida Ruth Maretsky
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Ida Ruth Maretsky

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Ida Ruth Maretsky

MARETSKY: Ida Ruth Maretsky, born November 14, 1921, and passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Maretsky. Beloved mother of David (Carole) Maretsky, Judi (Fred) Young and Lynda (Steven) Coopersmith; Survived by brother Harry (Irene) Exler, sister the late Lillian (Ira) Schoenfeld, and devoted cousin Lakey Leiner. She cherished her grandchildren James (Leah) Maretsky, Marci (Eric) Caplan, Johnathan (Lisa) Young, Richard (Michele) Young, Aimee (Eric) Blum, Evan (Rebecca) Coopersmith and her great-grandchildren Ian, Carly, Zeva, Janna, Avi, Max, Noa, William, Micah, as well as her many loving nieces and nephews. The family also wishes a special thank you to Cyndee Williams and her loving team of caregivers. Ida’s priority was always “family first”. She has been described as “a matriarch of a wonderful family”. Her greatest pleasure was to be surrounded by her family. After the death of her husband, she worked for the Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh and retired from the Allegheny County Controller’s Office. After retirement, she took pleasure in working at her son’s business, Jamar Park. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 – 2 PM). Interment Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Assistance Fund, P.O.Box 8197, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or a charity of the donor’s choice. schugar.com
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