Frieda “Ruth” Bertell, 92, of Fair Haven, passed away at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank on May 22, 2023.
She was born on September 2, 1930 to the late Albert and Selma Dudley of Rumson. Ruth had previously lived in Rumson before moving to Fair Haven after marrying Christian Bertell in 1958.
Ruth was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School. She was a member of the Car Club of America in NY, where she loved racing cars at Watkins Glen. Ruth had a passion for antique cars and could be found in many parades riding in her and Christian’s Model T or proudly showing off their fleet at car shows. Ruth loved animals, especially her Dalmatians and the stray cat named Peanut she looked after. Ruth worked as a seamstress for the Atlantic Highlands Manufacturing Co. in Atlantic Highlands and also loved needlepointing and sewing. She was predeceased by her husband Christian and her brother Herbert Dudley. Ruth is survived by a cousin Vince Domidion, her sister in law Karen Dudley and nephews Brian, Herb and Mark.
A memorial service, in Ruth’s honor, will be held on Wednesday May 31st from 6PM to 7:30PM at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ruth’s name to the SPCA, 260 Wall Street, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724. Condolences can be sent to www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.
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