2009-04-09 / Obituaries

Ruth B. Schott, 78

Ruth Bardol Schott, 78, died peacefully on March 31, 2009 in Hickory, N.C. surrounded by her family. She was the wife of 55 years of Edward E. Schott.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ruth was the daughter of the late Emily and John Bardol.

An economics graduate of Hunter College, Ruth studied oboe and organ at the Juilliard School. After graduation, she became the first woman in the investment department at J.P. Morgan & Associates.

No matter where Ruth lived, her love of music and the arts followed her, and she generously shared her many creative talents. She was a board member of the Greenville, Penn. Symphony, and served as the docent for quilting at Colonial Miller-Corey House in Westfield, N.J. She was the first quilting instructor at Catawba Valley Community College, and then created and instructed a Cultural Arts Curriculum for the Catawba County Schools.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Peter and Sally Schott of Jamestown, and Daniel Schott-Bardol and Jeanette Bybee of Bethlehem, N.C. She is also survived by her three beloved grandchildren, Emily, Will and John Schott.

A memorial service will be held on the Tuesday following Easter, April 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Hickory, N.C.

Donations in Ruth's memory to the charity or organization of choice would be appreciated.

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