May 8, 1925 - December 27, 2017
Ruth Tschan, 92, passed away peacefully in her Sanders Assisted Living Apartment, on December 27, 2017, with her faithful kitty “Sally” close by her. Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 8, 1925, to Charles and Lucille Fox Smith. Ruth was known as “Demmie” to her beloved grandchildren and everyone else who knew her. She loved her many years working for Colonial Williamsburg as an historical interpreter. She enjoyed writing and was an avid reader and had over 500 books that she had read on her Kindle. Demmie never missed an opportunity to participate in family outings and especially loved her boat rides as well as spending the holiday season in Ohio with her daughter's family. She will be fondly remembered for her joyous spirit. She lived 92 wonderful years, had a zest for life, was deeply devoted to family and friends by whom she was adored for her compassion, love and with the power of a smile. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Donald N. Tschan, MD. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Dr. Donald Tschan, Jr. (Susanna) and Charles Tschan; daughter, Martha Sowder (Gary); grandchildren, Christy Makoroff (Dave), Jamie Sowder (Erica), Kate Sowder, Megan Sowder, Chris Chumley (Cameron), Ted Tschan (Lori), Alex Tschan, Tyler Tschan, Anthony Tschan and Amanda Golden; and seven great grandchildren. A celebration of life, officiated by Reverend Sven vanBaars will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In our mother’s memory the family desires memorial contributions be given to Abingdon Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 82, White Marsh, VA 23183. Arrangements under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. Family and friends may visit www.hoggfh.com to share condolences and memories.
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