Ruth Krach Chester, of Chatham, N.J., who was born and raised in Ridgewood, has died. She was 94.
She resigned from Time-Life Inc. to marry Frank Chester, who died in 1997, in 1955.
A 36-year resident of Bayside, she raised her four children; served on the parish council of Sacred Heart Church, where she helped write the parish history; and volunteered at Ozanam Hall nursing home while her husband headed the Bayside Historical Society’s restoration of the Officers Club at Fort Totten.
The couple moved to Spring Lake, N.J., in 1993. She was a resident of the Essex & Sussex until 2012.
She is survived by her four children, son-in-law, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Franciscan Bread for the Poor Inc., at 135 W. 31st St., New York, NY, 10001. Its website is stfrancisbreadline.org.
Arrangements were under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, of Madison, N.J.