Ruth E. Schawalder of Magee Road, Perry Township, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 at UPMC Passavant in McCandless Twp. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Robert and Elizabeth Wagner Landon. She married Cornelius J. Schawalder on May 15, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 2011. Mrs. Schawalder was a member of St. Christopher at the Lake Catholic Church in Prospect. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul Schawalder and Lisa Bonacci of Pittsburgh, a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bill Deffner of Portersville, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Daniel Schawalder, a sister, Delores Bott and a brother, Robert Landon. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport. Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Schawalder's name to the Arthritis Foundation, Foster Plaza #11, 790 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
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