YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Ruth A. Flickinger Knight Birskovich, 98, passed away Wednesday night at Park Vista Retirement Community.
Ruth was born on Jan. 18, 1915, in Akron, Ohio a daughter of John M. and Anna Kathryn Irwin.
Ruth was a graduate of the University of Akron in 1937 with a Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in English.
She was a reporter at the Akron Beacon Journal for many years and was a paralegal for several attorneys.
She was a member of the Howland Community Church, very active in the Girl Scouts, the Trumbull Ark Guild and the Steel Valley Airedale Terrier Association. She also loved to travel.
Ruth was predeceased by her husbands, Donald J. Flickinger, Warner D. Knight and Dr. William Birskovich.
She is survived by two daughters, Nola Weiss of Hudson, Ohio and Jane Scotti of Eugene, Oregon; a stepdaughter, Carol Halliday of Tolland, Conn.; four grandchildren, Terry Weiss, Jennifer Weiss, Hallie Bradford and Gabriel Scotti; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to your local Girl Scout Council, Humane Society or the Youngstown State University Theatre Arts Program.
There are no calling hours and a private burial will be held.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home