Monday, August 16, 2021

Ruth Wood Marino, 75

Roanoke, VA - Ruth Wood Marino, 75, of Roanoke, VA, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 13, 2021 after fighting a courageous battle with dementia. She was born May 17, 1946 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Robert and Ernestine (Secor) Wood formerly of Whitesville, NY.

After graduating from Whitesville Central School, Ruth earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Music from Nyack College. She taught music at Whitesville Central School and later directed music at several churches, which was her true passion. Ruth enjoyed a career with Automatic Data Processing in New York City for 25 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Ruth Marino; and a son, Paul Robert Marino both of NYC; two sisters, Elizabeth Shores of Roanoke, VA. and Cindy (James) Van Druff of Huntersville, NC, as well as two nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased in addition to her parents, by a brother-in-law, Blake Shores.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Gospel Chapel, 441 Park Street in Whitesville, New York. The funeral will follow at 1:00 pm in church. Please consider memorial donations to Gospel Chapel. To leave online condolences, please visit

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I knew her as a work and traveling companion in the 1980s and 1990s. Her accomplishments in music, as a performer and director, and her interest in the visual arts were part of what we shared. Ruth was an original, there is no doubt. I wish her daughter and son the best. She was proud of both. May Ruth now find eternal comfort.