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Ruth Ann Martindale

Ruth Ann Martindale, 92, of Gowanda passed away at her home on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

She was born in Zoar Valley to Merton and Mildred Goodemote. Ann married Gordon Martindale on August 23, 1947. They were life-long Gowanda residents.

She enjoyed volunteering with the Red Cross Blood Banks, Meals on Wheels, and for more than 30 years at Gowanda Elementary School. Ann also served on the Gowanda Central School Board of Education for more than 34 years. Her great love of children and their education was a shining light in her life.

Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by her dear husband Gordon on August 8, 2008, and all fourteen of her brothers and sisters.

Several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews survive.

Known for being upfront and plain spoken, she always endeavored to do her best.

In accordance with her expressed wishes there will be no memorial service.

She loved God, and is at last happy to be reunited with her family in heaven. Her wish was that people would remember, she like all of us, was an imperfect human doing her best to make a positive difference.

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc




Guestbook

I have known Ann since I was 10 years old. She was always upbeat and laughing. She had a heart of gold and loved children to no end. She left a lasting impression on me how devoted she was to the school. May you rest in peace Ann. Thank you for being my friend.

Lorna Brown

lorna M brown Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

I have known Ann since I was 10 years old. She was always upbeat and laughing. She had a heart of gold and loved children to no end. She left a lasting impression on me how devoted she was to the school. May you rest in peace Ann. Thank you for being my friend.Lorna Brown

lorna M brown Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

Ms Ann
We will miss you. You were are friend and our secret pal. Love you.

Dawn & Carl Accordino Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

Ms AnnWe will miss you. You were are friend and our secret pal. Love you.

Dawn & Carl Accordino Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

Ann,Thank you for all you have done for the Gowanda Area. You at times were the silent elf taking care of children and adults. RIP my friend (but I am sure you will make a little noise up there, you never were able to behave.

Janet & Joe Vogtli Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Martindale

Janet & Joe Vogtli Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Martindale

Dan & Bette DiStasio Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM