Obituary: Emma Ruth Jaloway

Emma Ruth Jaloway passed away on Jan. 10 at the age of 98. The third of five children born to George and Martha Zimm in 1921.

Emma so loved her parents and always spoke fondly of her formative years on Clark Avenue in Pennsauken. Once married, she was a longtime resident of Parkside in Camden, where she treasured her home on Ormond Avenue; thereafter, she resided for nearly forty years in Maple Shade. Following a fall, she became a resident of Lutheran Crossings in Moorestown and to the staff there, the family expresses sincere gratitude for the years of care rendered.

Widowed in 1958 at the age of 36, with three children, stoically independent, Emma joined the work force just days following her husband’s death. A 1985 RCA retiree, class of 1939 Merchantville High School and lifelong Lutheran, she was a woman of polished appearance and impeccable organization.

Emma will be remembered as a woman of deeds. Never one to merely offer from afar, she was a doer, who without prompt, rolled up her sleeves whenever she saw need.

Emma was predeceased by her husband Joseph, son Joseph P. and daughter Kathleen R. (Battaglia). She is survived by a son, Stephen J. and devoted daughter-in-law, caregiver and dear close friend, Donna J. Six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one special nephew, Ron Zimm.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m at the Lewis Funeral Home located at 78 E. Main Street in Moorestown. A viewing will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden.

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