Kanter, Ruth D.(nee Roseman), - 89, of Ventnor, formerly of Margate City) passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 20th, 2018 surrounded by family, due to cardiac complications. Ruth was born in Atlantic City on November 24th, 1928 to parents Lillian and Harry Roseman and sister, Evelyn (all pre-deceased). Ruth graduated from Atlantic City High School and went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Temple University. Ruth was a devoted wife for over sixty years to her husband, Earl Kanter, MD (pre-deceased). A beloved mother and grandmother, Ruth leaves behind four children: Blair (Julie), Beth (Walter), Joseph (Kelly) and her youngest daughter, Joy, as well as seven grandchildren: Shashaina, Harry, Sara, Ian, Benjamin, Ethan and Jennifer. Ruth very much cherished living close to the Atlantic Ocean. A great lover of nature, especially birds, Ruth managed to identify over 650 American Birding Association species in a relatively short period of time while traveling across the United States and Canada. She also traveled and explored a multitude of foreign lands, including such highlights as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the rice terraces in the Philippines as well as many European, South American, Asian and Caribbean Island nations. She was especially thrilled to accompany her husband while he volunteered to work in the different hospitals located on the various Native American Reservations in our country. Ruth was an avid reader, a daily crossword puzzle solver, who loved being in her flower & herb garden and tending to her indoor plants as well as knitting, hunting for antiques, seashell collecting, gourmet cooking, baking and many other activities, too many to mention. She won second prize in the State of New Jersey bread baking contest with her entry of Brazilian Tea Bread. A lifelong patron of the arts, she especially enjoyed music (opera, her favorite) as well as many Broadway shows, various dance company and symphony performances, foreign & classic films, museum trips, and lots more! Ruth also traced her family ancestry, which was connected to the Baron de Hirsch land settlement in Monroeville, New Jersey, where her grandparents originally settled in farming at the turn of the century and where her grandfather was a founding member of the Crown of Israel, a small rural synagogue, where she especially enjoyed attending her eldest granddaughter's Bat Mitzvah. Ruth valued daily exercise and healthy eating and she enjoyed such shows as "Jeopardy" and "The Incredible Dr. Pol," in addition to her annual New Year's Eve tradition of viewing the "Twilight Zone" marathon while dining on cheese steaks with her husband and family. The family would like to thank the many health care workers from the agency "Here for You" who helped to lovingly care for Ruth over the past five years. Ruth always had a supportive and generous nature to all of her friends and family. She will be fondly missed! Services and burial are private. Donations may be made in Ruth's memory to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood Ventnor. Condolences may be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com

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