In Memory of




Obituary for A. Ruth Lynn

Ruth VanTassell Lynn, 99, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed on to her new home Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:05PM with a beautiful full moon shining down upon her at home with her daughter Pamela, son-in-law Bruce and granddaughter Kendall at her side. This was after a short illness. Born September 25, 1922 in New Rochelle, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Grant Westover and Helen (Terwilliger) Westover. Over the years she also lived in West Taghkanic, Hudson and Highland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband Frederick H. VanTassell she married 10/6/40 (12/9/82); second husband Edward L. Lynn married 01/19/85 (01/22/01); three sisters and two brothers-in-laws Helen Westover, Doris Thorpe (Herbert), Muriel Gaddis Reardon (James); daughter-in-law Kathleen Stokes VanTassell and grandson Jordon Andrew VanTassell and great grandchild Gaven VanTassell.
She is survived by her daughter Pamela L. VanTassell Wolven (Bruce), granddaughter Kendall Wolven (boyfriend Thomas), son Fred H. VanTassell (Barbara) grandchildren Christopher F. (Fr. Malachi TOR) VanTassell Ph.D., Edward (E.J) VanTassell, Glendon VanTassell (Amy), Bryce P. Litwin M.D. (Christine Brady), and Kirsten A. Litwin Berti (Alfred). Great-grandchildren Catherine VanTassell (Tristan Smith), Dylan A. VanTassell, Savannah A. VanTassell, Adam M. VanTassell and great grandchildren Liam Brady, Peyton A. Litwin, Jacob R. Litwin and Irelynn E. Litwin. Great great- grandchild Matthew A. Smith. Step son Stephen Lynn and step grandson Justin Lynn (Hannah) and step great great grandchild Eleanor Marie Lynn. Many nieces and nephews.
Ruth enjoyed traveling and got to see many places by land, air and sea. Always trying out new things even horseback riding on one of those adventures. She was an excellent cook and everyone looked forward to her award winning mocha cake. She had worked at the Gift Shoppe at the Roosevelt Home and worked alongside her first husband, Fred, with his photography business including coloring black and white photos prior to color film. We are all going to miss her stories of family and all the things she has experienced over 99 years including World War II with her husband Fred overseas in the Battle of the Bulge and her holding down the fort at home on her own. Just imagine all the changes that have occurred since 1922 to date that she has seen. She was a power house of strength with everything life sent her way right up until the end. And there to help out in need. A beautiful life that came to an end, but she died as she lived everyone's friend. Her life was definitely lived as a "good job done"! She will be remembered forever, but missed every day. The family wants to thank her long-time physician, Dr. Amelia Martinko, she is the "best". Also, the support team, too many to list individually, at Hospice was a blessing with all their help with care and support at the very end.
Calling hours are 4PM-7PM Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 1030AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie, NY. Burial will follow in the family plot at Chatham Rural Cemetery in Chatham, NY.