DURHAM, N.C. — Ruth Forthofer, 77, of Durham, N.C., and previously of Butler, Ohio, passed away in her home on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Durham, N.C.
Mrs. Forthofer is survived by her husband, Alan Forthofer; daughters, Joyce (Bob) Fagin, Julie (David) Diehl, Joan (Tim) Wren, Karen (Mike) Denchik, Mary (Glen) Tomes, Carla (John) Sattler, Lenore Forthofer Bridges and Rita (Frank) Baratta; sons, Peter (Barbara), Guy, Glenn (Elizabeth), Rocky (Monica), Bruce (Madonna) and Fred (Kim); brothers, Richard Schilens and James Schilens; and sister, Ethel Lewis.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 Mason Road, Durham, N.C.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service Inc.