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Ruth Ann (Giammanco) Strauss

Passed Away on June 24, 2020


Ruth Ann (Giammanco) Strauss, 79, passed away on June 24, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Barry Richard Strauss; daughters; Patricia Drummond (David Sr.), Mary Spooner (Dan), Carol Tackman (Charlie); son Richard Strauss (Mariann); Brother-in-law; Robert Strauss, Grandchildren; Sabrina, David Jr, Derek, Leeza, Tommy, Steven, Joey, Michael, Matthew, and Tatum. She has three great grandchildren, Olivia, Emilia and Zoey and one on the way. She is also survived by her siblings Mary, Pierre, and Frank. She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank and Ruth Olive Giammanco.

She was born on September 8, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Servite High School in 1958. Soon after graduation, she met Barry, the love of her life and started her beloved family. They moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1973 where they raised their kids and lived for almost 30 years. She worked at Triumph Corporation for almost twenty years. After retirement, she and Barry moved to The Trilogy in Gilbert and lived there for 15 years. She enjoyed her friends in the craft club Bits and Pieces. They often made crafts and donated them to local hospitals. She was also part of the group Band of Angels, that was a comfort to the community in time of need. She took great delight in spending time with family, including her adored grand and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful friend and was known to help anyone in need. She had a great joy of life and took comfort and peace in her Catholic faith. She will always be remembered for her kind and thoughtful heart and will be missed dearly by all that knew her. A celebration of her life will be held in Fall when it is safe to gather. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, where Ruth had a soft spot, would be greatly appreciated.

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Ruth Ann (Giammanco) Strauss

Passed Away on June 24, 2020


Ruth Ann (Giammanco) Strauss, 79, passed away on June 24, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Barry Richard Strauss; daughters; Patricia Drummond (David Sr.), Mary Spooner (Dan), Carol Tackman (Charlie); son Richard Strauss (Mariann); Brother-in-law; Robert Strauss, Grandchildren; Sabrina, David Jr, Derek, Leeza, Tommy, Steven, Joey, Michael, Matthew, and Tatum. She has three great grandchildren, Olivia, Emilia and Zoey and one on the way. She is also survived by her siblings Mary, Pierre, and Frank. She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank and Ruth Olive Giammanco.

She was born on September 8, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Servite High School in 1958. Soon after graduation, she met Barry, the love of her life and started her beloved family. They moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1973 where they raised their kids and lived for almost 30 years. She worked at Triumph Corporation for almost twenty years. After retirement, she and Barry moved to The Trilogy in Gilbert and lived there for 15 years. She enjoyed her friends in the craft club Bits and Pieces. They often made crafts and donated them to local hospitals. She was also part of the group Band of Angels, that was a comfort to the community in time of need. She took great delight in spending time with family, including her adored grand and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful friend and was known to help anyone in need. She had a great joy of life and took comfort and peace in her Catholic faith. She will always be remembered for her kind and thoughtful heart and will be missed dearly by all that knew her. A celebration of her life will be held in Fall when it is safe to gather. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, where Ruth had a soft spot, would be greatly appreciated.

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