Ruth Flickinger Knight Birskovich 1915-2013

YOUNGSTOWN – Ruth A. Flickinger Knight Birskovich, 98, passed away Wednesday night, April 17, 2013, at Park Vista Retirement Community.

Ruth was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Akron, the daughter of John M. and Anna Kathryn Irwin.

Ruth was a graduate of the University of Akron in 1937 with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in English. She was a reporter at the Akron Beacon Journal for many years and was a paralegal for several attorneys.

She was a member of Howland Community Church, very active in the Girl Scouts, the Trumbull Art Guild and the Steel Valley Airedale Terrier Association. She also loved to travel.

She is survived by two daughters, Nola Weiss of Hudson and Jane Scotti of Eugene, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Carol Halliday of Tolland, Conn.; four grandchildren, Terry Weiss, Jennifer Weiss, Hallie Bradford and Gabriel Scotti, and seven great-grandchildren.

Ruth was predeceased by her husbands, Donald J. Flickinger, Warner D. Knight and Dr. William Birskovich.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Girl Scouts, Humane Society or the YSU Theatre Arts Program.

There are no calling hours and a private burial will be held.

Arrangements were entrusted to Szabo & Sons Funeral Home in Youngstown.

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