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Ruth Mary Maginsky

November 26, 1933 — August 25, 2023

Ruth Mary Maginsky, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2023.

Ruth was born in Elmira, NY on November 26, 1933 to Burton and Mary Morgan. She

graduated from Hughesville High School in 1951. From 1951-1955 she attended Mansfield

University and graduated with a B.S. degree in music education. She attended Oneonta

University in 1975 with 30 hours in elementary education. On June 11, 1955 Ruth married

Raymond Maginsky.

She taught elementary school and vocal music in Mars, PA and taught music education at Holy

Family School in Norwich, NY. Ruth was a church organist in Methodist, Baptist and Catholic

churches in Brewster, NY. She was organist and choir director at St. Bartholomew’s and St.

Paul’s churches in Norwich. Ruth was a member of the St. Cecilian Society (Brewster, NY). While living in Norwich, she was a member of the Monday Evening Musical Club, the Ave Maria Society of St. Bartholomew’s Church, and the National Pastoral Musicians Association. She represented Chenango County NY musicians on the Syracuse, NY Diocesan music committee. While living in Chambersburg, PA, Ruth held memberships with Corpus Christi Church, AARP 2840, Young and Heart Club and the Chambersburg Mall Walkers Club. She volunteered for numerous charitable organizations.

Ruth is survived by her children, Nancy (Joe) Fama and Robert Maginsky; granddaughter, Allison (Michael) Juhl; grandson, Ryan Maginsky; and great granddaughter, Brynlee Juhl. She is also survived by her sister, Naomi Huffman; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Maryellen Maginsky Brennan;

husband, Raymond; and sister, Eveline Bland.

A burial will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in the Chapel of the St. Paul’s Cemetery, Norwich, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Corpus Christi Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA

17201 and St. Paul’s Church, 30 Pleasant St, Norwich, NY 13815 would be appreciated.

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