Ruth Bates

Obituary of Ruth L. Bates

WESTERLO – Ruth L. Bates, born and raised in Westerlo (and darn proud of it!), died peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2022. She was a hardworking woman all of her life. The harder the job, the more she wanted it. Ruth ended her working years at the Town of Westerlo Transfer Station. She had a love for animals and she will be missed by many. Ruth is survived by her brother, Robert Beckmann; daughter, Robin Bashwinger; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Saturday, March 26th at 11 a.m. in the Westerlo Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Dormansville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 162, Westerlo, NY 12193, or the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204 will be appreciated. Arrangements by A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville. Condolence page is available at

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Westerlo Rural Cemetery
State Route 143
Westerlo, New York, United States
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