Obituary: Ruth C. Balderman

Former Haddonfield Memorial High School employee passes away.

Ruth C. Balderman (nee Carlson) of Woodbridge, Va. formerly of Haddonfield, passed away on Sept. 3 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl, devoted mother of Michael D. (Patricia) of Montclair, Va and the late Earl W. (Margaret) of Riverside, N.J., loving grandmother of  Jennifer (Kevin) Steeprow, Kimberly (Jim) Reed, Melissa Balderman, Krista (Brittany) Balderman, the late Kelley and the late Kevin Balderman, great-grandmother of Tyler and Alexandra Steeprow, as well as the dear aunt of many loving nieces and nephews.  

Much of Ruth’s life revolved around her extended family and friends. She loved living in Haddonfield and especially enjoyed her summer vacations in Cape May. “Ruthie” was a favorite lunchroom lady at Haddonfield Memorial High School, where she manned the snack wagon for nearly 20 years. Ruth delighted in being with the high school students and always said that they kept her young. She was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Haddonfield and could often be found at the Mabel Kay House.  

Ruth’s family will greet friends on Monday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at KAIN-MURPHY FUNERAL SERVICES, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield. Her Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will occur at Locustwood Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to Interfaith Caregivers of Haddonfield, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, N.J. 08033.