Ruth Luckenbach

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Hinman Hall At Cranes Mill
459 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Ruth Luckenbach

Ruth Luckenbach of Cranes Mill in West Caldwell, NJ, formerly of Mountainside, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019. She was 93 years old.


A Memorial Service will be held on Feb 23rd at 11:00 in Hinman Hall at Cranes Mill, 459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006. To extend a condolence or share a memory, please visit


Born in Gilberton, PA to William and Ruth James, Ruth was raised in Roselle Park, NJ. She had been employed by the Western Electric Co. in Kearny and Newark, in the personnel division .

She lived most of her life in Mountainside where she and her husband, Edward, raised their family. The Luckenbachs also lived and traveled with Ed's job to London, England, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cartagena, Columbia, and other foreign locations.


Ruth was a dedicated Presbyterian serving as a deacon, elder, trustee and choir member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside. She enjoyed her garden and was a past president of the Mountainside Garden Club. She also drove for meals on wheels before moving abroad with Ed.


Surviving are her beloved husband, Edward; devoted children, David, Arthur and Carol Bitetti; four cherished grandchildren and four adored great grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth to the American Lung Association ( would be appreciated.

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