Ruth Terner
June 23, 2023

Funeral Information

June 27 2023 - 1:00 pm
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, (Shaler Township) Pittsburgh, 15209

RUTH TERNER: Age 95, passed peacefully on June 23, 2023 with family members at her bedside.  Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, Ruth was one of five children to Samuel and Evelyn Jacobson Margaretten.  After college in Florida she married Lewis Levick and moved to Greensburg, PA where they raised their children Stephen Levick, now a psychiatrist and author in Philadelphia, and Ellen Levick Martahus, artist and owner of the Allure boutique in Bloomfield.  Ruth then moved to Pittsburgh where she met and married her second husband Dr. Irwin Terner, with whom she shared many wonderful years prior to his death in 1998. Ruth was a renowned interior decorator, artist, and writer of poetry and short stories. She also loved cooking, travel, fashion but most of all, she loved being with her grandchildren Michael and Mandy Martahus and Noah Levick.  She cherished hosting family dinners and especially Passover Seders. Everyone could always detect the scent of a wonderful meal before opening the door to many kisses and hugs. Known for her generosity and kindness, Ruth will be forever remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.  Her legacy lives on with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren Maddy, Evie, Leah and Matthew, all of whom now mirror her creative talents.  Ruth is survived by her brother Joel Margaretten in Arizona.  Her memory will forever be for a blessing to her family and friends. Graveside Services and Entombment will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 1 PM at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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I want to express my sympathy to the Terner family on the loss of beloved Ruth Terner!

By Richard Gordon - June 26, 2023