Ruth Carroll

April 12, 1926 - February 01, 2022

Visitation: Sunday, 12PM-3PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy. Pgh, PA 15229

Service: Sunday 3PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15229

Ruth Clarke Carroll – Nancy Ruth Clarke – Rusty

A woman of many accomplishments, “Rusty” passed away on February 1, 2022, at the age of 95. The oldest child of John and Nancy Clarke, she graduated as the valedictorian from Carrick High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh on a scholarship. While a student, she worked for the U.S. Weather Service, helping to compile statistics that would help to determine the D-Day launch of World War II. She was active in the Tri Delta Sorority and graduated in 1947.

She married Robert J. Carroll in 1948 and raised eight children while being an active volunteer.  In 1967 she earned her Masters of Library Science and worked for both Carlow and Duquesne Universities. She served as a Ross Township Commissioner and volunteered for the North Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church. For approximately 20 years, she delved into genealogy and connected the Clarke and Carroll Families to relatives previously unknown. Rusty outlived her husband of 62 years, her daughter, Jean Carroll and her grandson, John Petrick. She is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Arrangements are handled by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 806 Perry Highway, with visitation at noon on Sunday, February 6 with a service at 3:00PM in the funeral home. Masks required. Social distancing requested.

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  • Frederick Carroll

    Bob &Rusty…together again.
    A wonderful woman and man.
    I have admired that team.
    I still do.

  • Linda Piantanida Carroll

    I’ll always remember the family gatherings at Aunt Rusty and Uncle Bob’s home. The get-togethers were filled with laughter, fun, and delicious food. Rusty’s hospitality kept the family connected. Her research into the Carroll history is a treasure. Rusty accomplished so much with her life. She, along with Uncle Bob, will always have a special place in my memory. My condolences to all her loved ones.

  • Elizabeth Rizzo

    Rest in peace, Grandma. Your poise, intellect, and discreet humor inspired us all. Our family matriarch now looks down on us from heaven.

  • Rosemary Weaver

    The things I remember best about my Aunt Rusty are the tireless hours she spent caring for her immediate and extended family members, the results of her genealogy study of our family and my fondest memories of singing around the piano. My deepest sympathies to my cousins for the loss of their mother.

  • Rosemary Gemperle

    Rusty is a model of how to cherish family and make us feel welcome. She hosted many gatherings for a large extended family, whether it was Christmas Eve, leaf raking, or somebody’s special event. She did the planning, cooking and service, and even led singing around the piano. She knew every word of every song and tolerated those of us who couldn’t carry a tune. I have many fond memories of this remarkable woman.


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