Obituary of Margaret A. Rutz
Margaret “Peg” Rutz, age 74, of Taberg, passed away peacefully at her home on December 17, 2019.
She was born July 2, 1945, in Rome, the daughter of the late Erwin and Shirley Lohr Sochia. She graduated from VVS Central School. She owned at operated the Forestport Hotel from 1984 to 1992. She then met her soul-mate and moved to Auburn where she worked as a bookkeeper at Red Star Trucking where she retired from. She then spent her time with family and friends. She especially loved and adored her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She truly loved the friends she made over the years. Along with playing bingo, cards, crochet and ceramics, she also loved her animals, her dog Casper, and predeceased dog, Bella.
Peg is survived by three daughters, Cindy Rutz of Ft. Pierce, Fl, Sherry and son in law, Herbert Gleasman both of Boonville, and Paula Mehl of Boonville; a brother and sister in law, John and Patricia Lohr of Point Rock; a sister in law, Sandie Sochia of Newport; 7 grandchildren Lynn Stefhon; Jennifer & Ted York; Jessica & Tommie Jerold; Adam Stefhon; Jason & Kristina Hall; Nicky & Jeremy Bourgeois; Arrin Gleasman & Aunna Kafka and 19 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her soulmate, Bruce Bishop; and two brothers, Russell Sochia, Sr and Walter Sochia.
Calling hours will be Saturday, December 21st from 12 to 2 PM, followed by a funeral service at 2 PM at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Burial will be in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery.
Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.