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Ruth Donovan McGill
December 1, 2023
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Ruth Donovan McGill passed away at home on Friday December 1, 2023, after a long brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Ruth was born in Pittsburgh on June 22, 1925. She was the 2nd of 4 children. Ruth was a very social person and known for her sense of humor. She never met a stranger. Upon moving to Independent Living at Lighthouse Point and Assisted Living at Rebecca Residence, she quickly made friends with everyone in both facilities and participated in all the activities. Despite the physical limitations and suffering imposed by MS Ruth rarely complained and stayed cheerful to the end. She is survived by her six children: Patty McGill (Jerry) Frissora, Terry (Leasa) McGill, Kevin McGill, Judy McGill (Jon Conklin), Rita McGill (Tom Bertram) and Eileen McGill (Ross Meyerson) as well as 10 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by her beloved sister, Nora Gordon, sister-in-law, Carol Donovan and 13 nieces and nephews and their spouses. She is predeceased in death by her husband James F. McGill Jr, her son Brian McGill, her granddaughter Amanda Beckwith, her parents, William and Agnes Donovan, her sister Mae Roberts and her brother Richard Donovan. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, freyvogelfuneralhome.com. on Friday December 15, 2023 from 5-7p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2023, St Mary Magdalene Parish, St. Bede Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Bede Catholic School, www.saintbedeschool.org/support or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org.