Ruth Lasky lived a long and full life. Ruth was born in Brooklyn on December 17, 1925 to Ida and Charles Eckstein. After elementary and high school Ruth attended NYU where she majored in journalism …
Ruth Lasky lived a long and full life. Ruth was born in Brooklyn on December 17, 1925 to Ida and Charles Eckstein. After elementary and high school Ruth attended NYU where she majored in journalism and was editor of the university’s newspaper. Ruth then went on to receive her Masters in Education from Hofstra University.
In 1947 Ruth married Alvin Lasky. They started their married life in Brooklyn and then moved to Woodmere. In the early 1960s they settled in Monticello where Alvin owned and operated the Lasky Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealership. He later worked for the Department of Social Services until his retirement.
Ruth and Alvin raised 3 children whom they were very proud of: Jill, Larry, and Gerri.
Besides being a devoted mother, Mrs. Lasky was always an active synagogue member, but she is best known by others for being a beloved teacher. She taught 2nd and 3rd grade in the Monticello schools.
Upon retirement Mrs. Lasky spent part of the year in West Palm Beach, returning each summer to Monticello to be near family and friends.
Mrs. Lasky was predeceased by her husband, Alvin, her daughter. Jill and her sister, Estelle. She is survived by her son, Larry; her daughter, Gerri (husband-Yitschok Rudomin); her son-in-law, Len Tischler; and her grandchildren: Lauren, Michael, Dovid, Rochel, Miriam, Yehoshuah and Nechama; as well as many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, all dear to her heart.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 2:30 pm at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701. Burial will follow at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery, Monticello, NY. Shiva information can be obtained through the Landfield Ave. Synagogue or the Garlick Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Landfield Ave. Synagogue.
Arrangements are honorably entrusted to the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home - 845-794-7474 or www.josephngarlickfuneralhome.com.