Ruth Joan Taylor

March 24, 1920 - March 21, 2003

03/24/1920 - 03/21/2003

Past Services

Tuesday March 25, 2003
11:00 am
St. John The Apostle Catholic Church
1968 Sandbridge Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Ruth Joan Taylor, 82, of the 700 block of Alliance Drive, Died March 21, 2003, at the Seaside Nursing facility of Atlantic Shores.

She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sandbridge Beach, Virginia. She was the widow and devoted wife of Herbert B. Taylor, who died September 6, 2002. She was the beloved mother of Deborah DuMars and Christine Shostek, both of Pittsburgh, PA; and Leonard Taylor of Gaithersburg, MD. She was the grandmother of Patrick Taylor, Robin Taylor, Mark D. "Doc" DuMars, Steve DuMars, Suzanne White, Amy Shostek, and Douglas Shostek, and the great-grandmother of 10.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Sandbridge Road. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Courthouse Rescue Squad, 2461 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va., 23456. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Carole Neifert
8 years ago

My name is Carole Neifert and I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Ruth. I first met your Mom when I worked at Hobie’s in Sandbridge. When I became the owner and moved the shop she continued to be supportive. But the most remarkable thing about your mother was she looked so much like my own Mother that it was uncanny. My Mom was short, had the same color hair that was cut in the same style. Their personalities were the same, too. My Mother passed away 2 and 1/2 years ago from a malignant brain tumor. I saw Ruth about 1 month after that in the grocery store and I thought I would cry. It was like seeing my own Mother again. Please know that I sincerely feel your loss. I mourn the passing of your Mother and my Mother, too.