Ruth E. Bedow, age 82, of Waterford, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born in Washington Township, Erie County on April 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Russell and Eleanor Swift Waha.
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Mrs. Bedow married Clive A. Bedow in 1953 and he preceded her in death on September 14, 2010. She was a faithful employee of Elgin Electronics for 44 years. Ruth will be remembered by her family for being a great cook and being very handy at fixing almost anything. Many lasting memories were made at the family hunting camp in Rockdale Township and also at home where Ruth always prepared Sunday dinners for the family. She loved her family and spent a lot of time with her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by an infant son, Rodney D. Bedow, a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald R. Bedow and Cathi Bedow, and a sister, Margaret Ethridge.

Surviving family members include three sons, Clive “Rich” Bedow and his wife Susan of Erie, Randy E. Bedow and his wife Marian of Erie, and Charles R. Bedow of Waterford and his girlfriend Sharon Stasiewski; also, 8 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, many great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Russell Waha and wife Linda of Erie and Allen Waha and wife LuAnn of Waterford.

Visiting hours will be at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.