Ruth Loevsky was born at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ, on December 27, 1930 to her parents Joseph and Jennie Loevsky. Ruth grew up in New Jersey with her older brother Lou until he joined the military services but treasured him profoundly for her entire life.
Ruth was married to Bob Rosenthal, who was the love of her life and who introduced her to “All That Jazz”. Ruth and Bob raised their two daughters in the Bay Area, where Bob was a professional Jazz musician and Ruth worked in Special Ed for the county of San Mateo.
Ruth’s longest friendship was with her best friend Jen Ewing, who Ruth lived next to and eventually with after moving together to the Sierra foothills in California, near Yosemite National Park.
Ruth became a very active member of many wonderful circles of artisans musicians and writers and frequently read her poetry a loud at many local open mics in her rural community and also for her spiritual community at The Positive Living Center, in Oakhurst,CA.
Ruth published three books of her own memoirs and poetry, which are listed at RuthRosenthalpoet.com
Ruth also collaborated with Chris Edwards to make a recording/CD, of her reading 16 of her own writings, inspired by her beloved cat Koz, Titled Koz and Affects. In addition, Ruth collaborated on 3 more collections of her writings with dear friends that may become available in the future.
Ruth celebrated life by living it to its fullest!!! All communities and friends and family will miss Ruth’s beautiful way and gifts, deeply.
May we continue to Thrive in, and Share Ruth’s Love and Purple Magic Everywhere!
Ruth is survived by her best friend Koz. Her nieces Fern and Judy, daughter Jaki Wilson, grandchildren Lori Wilson and Joseph Wilson, great grand children Shensi, Steven, Samantha, and Joey, and her Great Grandchild Dominic!
Ruth is preceded by her parents Joseph and Jennie, big brother Lou, husband Bob, daughter Riki, grandson Joel, best friend Jen Ewing, and the 3 cats that they shared including Barney, her Main Coon.
A Celebration Of Life Is planned to be held on November 7, 2021 from
12-4 pm, at the Queen’s Inn, in Oakhurst, CA.
All are welcome to attend and remember Ruth by sharing jazz and poetry and memories.
Ruth often enjoyed open mic nights and read her own poetry at this venue amongst her large family of supportive friends. It will be a potluck and a time to Celebrate our Beloved Ruth in style and together, in love.
We are so grateful that Ruth’s family will also be attending.
Messages to Ruth’s family may be received through Ruth’s Facebook account.
Ruth’s remains were arranged by Ruth, to reside in a Neptune Society rose garden in Fresno,Ca, which will be available for visitation and readings, in November, after their renovation is complete.
PURPLE roses may be donated there in honor of Ruth’s Light and Beauty!
It is an inviting color
It is dynamic and full of emotion
It takes 2 colors to create it always
It takes a true blue and a warm red.
Is the color that we’ve been invited by Ruth to love,
For its gentleness, brilliance, charm and soothing calm.
Purple = Sanctuary
Purple is blessed and brimming with love from family and friends and God.
Purple was Gratitude, to share in All the Beauty we may be grateful for.
Ruth inspired us to understand and seek to create more purple.
A picnic blanket where we may gather together and peacefully appreciate the treasures in each other surrounded by all the creations that spark deep joy.
From Gratitude, Ruth has ascended on wings, and will continue to shower the Purple seeds she planted, always with love, from her Pure Poetic Purple Heart!!!