Greece: Friday, December 14, 2018 at age 97. Predeceased by her husband, Michael Kowalchek; brother, William Rate. Survived by her daughter, Ruthann “Ronnie” Cacia; grandchildren, Roxanne Angst (Dan LaRosa), Jason Angst, Frank Cacia, Deanna Walker; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Michaela, Maryssa and Gianna; sister, Arline Randall; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends may call Tuesday (Dec 18th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (Dec 19th) 12 NOON at St. Monica Church, 831 Genesee Street. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that you do a random act of kindness in Ruth’s memory. For more information or to sign Ruth’ s online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Michael and Ruth were our neighbors on Flanders Street for upwards of 40 years. There were many times when I was a young boy that Ruth babysat me if my mother had to run an errand or two. She was so kind and generous, a perfect neighbor. I am very sorry that she is gone but she lived a good long life. God bless her.

  2. To Ruthann and family I am very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My prayers will be for you and your family. Stay well
    Frank Ardino
    650 Preservation Trail, Webster N.Y. 14580,Apt C

  3. Our sincere condolences for your loss, We pray that God gives you strength during this challenging time. God Bless

  4. Ronnie,
    On behalf of the ARPALER membership, I offer our sincerest condolences. Rest assured that my wife Denise and I will do a random act of kindness in memory of your Mom.
    I will see you when we get back to Rochester.
    Joe Cimino – ARPALER President

  5. We won’t forget all those years when Mike & Ruth were an active part of the St Monica parish family! We especially miss Ruth’s cookies and baked goods at parish gatherings! There will be no shortage of cookies in Heaven!

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