Ruth Zucker Bachman
BACHMAN: Ruth Zucker Bachman lived a wonderful life and passed from this world on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the age of 91. Ruth graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She then joined the nursing school faculty at Presbyterian University Hospital before enrolling in the graduate school program at the University of Pittsburgh to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She worked as a nurse practitioner at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with the Tonsil and Adenoid Research study for 16 years. During this time, she held a faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Ruth served on various boards and was a member of various organizations all of which held the aim that she personally held dear: social justice and community development. She served on the board of United Mental Health Services and helped to institute and volunteered for six years with, the first day school program for emotionally disturbed children. She also served on the board of Pace School and was a member of the group Physicians for Social Responsibility. She retired from active medical practice in June of 1988 but continued to teach third-year medical students during their pediatric rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh until 1994 when she retired from teaching. Along with her husband James, she was life-long member of Rodef Shalom Congregation. In her later years, Ruth came to have several caregivers, many of whom became like family to her. These women cared for and loved Ruth until her passing. It is with their assistance that she could enjoy the last years of her life within the comforts of the home she had lived in for more than 30 years. Ruth was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, cousin and niece to many extended family members. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife to James Blum Bachman who preceded her in death. She was devoted and loving mother to her daughter, Anne Bachman Tabor, her son-in-law, Steven Allan Tabor, who preceded her in death, and her son, David Allan Bachman, who also preceded her in death. She was a devoted and loving grandmother to her granddaughter, Emily Lisa Tabor, her grandson, Joshua Abram Tabor and her granddaughter-in-law, Lindsay Joy Tabor. She was a devoted and loving great-grandmother to her great-granddaughter, Kylie Anne Tabor and to her great-grandson, Steven James Tabor, both of whom were the light in her life when darkness closed in. She was a devoted and loving friend to many and more. From her students and general acquaintances to her closest and dearest friends, she loved and was loved. We, her family, friends and caregivers will miss her with every bit of our hearts and know that the peace she feels now will be the solace that holds us tight. The world has lost one of the greatest women of ours, or any other, time. Rest in peace, Grammy. Services at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Tuesday at 11 AM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (10 – 11 AM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.