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Ruth E. Vrooman

September 15, 1928 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 91)

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Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Vrooman, 91, of Dolgeville, New York, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, May 4, 2020 at Valley Health Services in Herkimer, New York.

Ruth was born in Dolgeville, New York on September 15, 1928, and was the daughter of the late, Roy Delbert and Nellie Rena (Voorhees) Brown. She was a graduate of Dolgeville Central School, Class of 1946 and Central City Business Institute. Her marriage to Gordon M. Vrooman took place on September 25, 1955 by Reverend Stephen Maroney in Dolgeville, New York.

Ruth was passionate about gardening, bird watching and lighthouses and was known for her many beautiful oil paintings. Most important to her was her faith in Jesus Christ, her family and the many friends she had throughout her life.

She was a member of the Dolgeville Christian Fellowship and a founding member of the Redeemer Covenant Church in Liverpool, New York

Ruth was formerly employed by the Daniel Green Company, Louis S. Petrone in Utica, the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, and The Boeing Company. Ruth is survived by her sons and their wives, John M. and Theresa L. Vrooman of Hampton, VA, and Blake R. and Helene E. Vrooman of Bloomington, IL; her brothers and their wives, Herman and Joan Brown of Neptune, NJ and Arnold and Pat Brown of Landing, NJ. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John, Alex, Karla and Pierce, and great-grandchildren Mathew, Sydney, Lynsey, Hunter, Landon, and Peighton.

She was predeceased by her husband Gordon M. Vrooman, her sister, Sarah (Brown) Burkdorf and a brother, Sheldon Roy Brown.

Due to the ongoing health crisis around the world and in our community, funeral services and burial for Ruth are private. Local arrangements are with Roberts Funeral Home, 3 East Faville Avenue, Dolgeville, New York 13329 (315) 429-3144. We encourage you to visit our website at and sign the online guest book to pay respects to Ruth's family virtually.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a calling hour on Monday, May 11, from 12p.m. (noon) to 1:00 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, 3 East Faville Avenue, Dolgeville, New York. The family will be standing outside of the funeral home and are requesting anyone that wishes to pay their respects to their family, to please drive by and greet them from your car. All are welcome to drive by. A private graveside service will be held at Rural Park Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

The Vrooman Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Valley Health Services in Herkimer, New York, for their dedicated care and compassion that was shown to Ruth and her family during her residence at the facility.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a memorial to the Dolgeville Christian Fellowship, 3 Elm Street, Dolgeville, New York 13329.

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Drive By Outside Visitation
May 11, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home
3 East Faville Avenue
Dolgeville, NY 13329


Dolgeville Christian Fellowship
3 Elm Street, Dolgeville NY 13329

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