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
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