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Ruth Arlene Nye, formerly of Niagara Falls, of Williamsville, died on Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Roberta Ruby (Riddler) Nye. She was a graduate of the former LaSalle Senior High School, Class of 1959 and was a member of its bowling team.

Ruth worked in retail sales for many years. She was a familiar face at Kmart, Sears and Grants. She was also employed by Globar as a teletype operator.

A longtime member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, Ruth also played on its baseball team in her younger years.

She is survived by step children, James (Pat) Wodka of Amherst and Gary (Linda) Wodka of North Tonawanda; a brother, of Pendleton; Roger (Shirley) Nye of Grand Island; grandchildren, Nicole (Mike) Cook of Williamsville; Gary Wodka, Jr; Richard Wodka and Joseph Wodka all of North Tonawanda; great grandchildren, Ella Cook; Caden and Lillian Wodka; her special friends, Helen Wodka and Linda Bale; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Joseph Wodka in 2015 and siblings, Richard (late Ruth); Russell (late Sally); Robert (Late Ethel) Nye.

The family will be present on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where Funeral services will be held Friday 10:30 AM. The entombment will following in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Published on January 14, 2018
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