|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1913|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2007|
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - December 9, 2007
Deceased Name: RUTH FOELSCHE
Dr. Ruth Foelsche, resident of Yorktown, Va., for over 48 years, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at her home in Yorktown of complications from cancer. She was 94.
Born in Luebeck, Germany in 1913, she graduated from the University of Frankfurt in 1939 with a doctorate in internal medicine, and came to the United States with her husband and four children in 1957. Ruth continued her medical career in the United States by passing the ECFMG exams in 1965, performing her internship and residency at the DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va., and passing the Medical Boards in 1968 at the age of 55. She joined the staff of the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Va., in the same year, and worked there for the next 19 years until 1987, initially as the Head of Geriatrics Division, and subsequently as the Chief of Internal Medicine.
Ruth's life was characterized by a spirit of adventure, such as sailing in the Baltic as a teen, flying gliders as a hobby during her university years, and choosing the medical profession as a woman back in the 1930s. As such, as well as in her marriage, other achievements, integrity, and modesty, she served as a model and inspiration to her children, extended family, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Trutz Foelsche Sr., in 1992, and her son, Horst Foelsche, in 1995.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Agnes Foelsche of Bellport, N.Y.; her three remaining children, Ruth Nutt and husband, Steve, of Santa Fe, N.M., Karin Crockett of Yorktown, Va., and Trutz Foelsche Jr. and wife, Hoang Anh, of Fairfax, Va.; as well as seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial service and inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown, Va., followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA, or any other charity of choice.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Trutz Foelsche (1906 - 1992)
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Nov 27, 2010
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