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Born: February 11, 1925

Death: December 10, 2012

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Ruth Virginia Robb

February 11, 1925  -  December 10, 2012
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Ruth Virginia Robb, age 87, of Salem, Ohio, died Monday night, December 10, 2012 at the Salem Community Hospital. She was born February 11, 1925 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Oscar and Florence (McCoy) Swanson.

Mrs. Robb graduated from New Castle High School and then graduated from Practical Bible Training School June 3, 1947 in Johnstown City, New York. She was a homemaker and Pastor’s wife. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Children’s Church. She was a member of the Cross & Crown Ladies Ministry and enjoyed baking and sewing.

Her husband, Rev. Fred W. Robb, whom she married August 27, 1948, preceded her in death August 1, 2009. Two sisters, Beatrice Seaton and Margaret Mostrando also preceded her in death.

Survivors include seven daughters, Marcia (Lyle) Salzman of Eastanollee, GA, Luann (David) Nicholas of Xenia, OH, Dawna (Tom) Henslin of Dodge Center, MN, Gayle (Kim) Cole of Sherman, NY, Sherrie (Arthur) Tanner of Sherman, NY, Lori (Gerald) Skiba of Salem and Lynette (Chuck) Brown of Stow, OH; a sister, Dorothy (Gabriel) Giotis of Wayne, NJ; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Salem with Pastor Jonathan Burns, Pastor Douglas DeMar and Pastor Roger Dulaney. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Castle View Memorial Gardens in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at