Ruth Gordon Loventhal, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Newton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 26, 2018. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Ira “Sonny” Gordon and Daniel Loventhal. Longtime companion of Joseph Bergman. Devoted mother of Rick Gordon and his wife Amy, Cindy Kaplan and her husband Mark, Debra Bendetson, and Lynda Gordon and her husband Fred Gordon. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Shirley Venner, Florence Friedland, and the late Bernie Berk.
From the moment you met Ruth she became a lifelong friend. She was extremely grateful for the life she had and lived every day to its fullest. Her compassion, energy, and positive attitude will be missed by many.
Services at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:30 am. Following interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Waltham, memorial observance will be at Hampton Place, 77 Florence St., Newton until 8:00 pm, continuing at the home of Cindy and Mark Kaplan, Saturday evening 6-9 pm, and Sunday 12-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to support the Structural Heart Disease and Education Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with in memory of Ruth G. Loventhal in the memo line and sent to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116.