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Nadine E. Ruess

April 23, 1938 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 82)


YOUNGSTOWN - Nadine E. Ruess, 82, passed away Tuesday at Austinwoods.

She was born April 23, 1938 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Russell and Pauline (Milakovich) Lewis.

Nadine graduated from South High School.  She was a former realtor at Century 21 and then worked many years at Southside Hospital managing their switchboards.  Nadine retired from Telesolutions after 10 years working in sales.  While at Telesolutions she was nominated for the Athena Award. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting, making flower arrangements and painting.

Nadine is survived by her husband, Gerald D. Ruess, whom she married January 15, 1988; two daughters, Laurie (Jim) Grischow of Boardman and Kerri (Mark) Lightner of Austintown; four grandchildren, Kevin (Tara) Grischow, Eric (Tizzy) Grischow, Kendal and Andrew Lightner; two great grandchildren, Eli and Leona Grischow; sister, Cheryl Miller of Girard; brother Russell (Laurie) Lewis of Annville, PA; step-daughter, Michelle Rock of Struthers; step-son Jerry Ruess Jr. of PA; and step-grandchildren, Michael Rock, Marissa Rock, Samantha Rock, and Marc Ruess.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheri Grischow and a sister, Donna Lepore.

Family and friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 PM at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and Saturday from 10 to 10:45 AM at Western Reserve United Methodist Church.  A Funeral Service will follow at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take form of donations to Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406 or the American Cancer Society,
525 N Broad St, Canfield, OH 44406.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nadine E. Ruess, please visit our floral store.


February 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Higgins - Reardon Funeral Homes
4303 Mahoning Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44515

February 20, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Western Reserve United Methodist Church (Canfield Road)

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Western Reserve United Methodist Church (Canfield Road)

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