In Memoriam Sister Ruth Held

It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that we announce the death of Sister Ruth Held, acj. Sister Ruth, a member of the Handmaid community for more than seven decades, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 25th, with members of her Handmaid community present. Sister Ruth Jane Held, acj was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Barbara Waldenberger Held and Leonard Held on July 21,1920. Her close family were her beloved brother Robert (Bob) and her sister, Sally Held Sharkey, with whom she had a profound spiritual connection in the Catholic faith. After graduation from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’…

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