Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl Obituary

Ruthann L.  Couch-Pohl
Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl

February 10, 1938 - October 16, 2017
Born in North Wildwood, New Jersey
Resided in Cape May, New Jersey


Cape May

Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl

79, passed away October 16th 2017:

Ruthann was born in North Wildwood and lived in Trenton and Somerville before moving to Cape May in 2016. She graduated from Rowan University with a BA Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she was employed as an Elementary Teacher for the Hillsborough and Somerville School Districts. Then, she worked as an Account Executive for several New Jersey based companies. Later, she became a licensed Real Estate Agent working for Somerset Real Estate Firm in Somerville for several years; focusing on the Somerville and Bridgewater area. Ruthann was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Somerville for many years serving as Treasurer, Trustee, Chancellor, Choir Member and Sunday School Teacher. She served on the Somerville Board of Education as president for many years as well. Ruthann loved gardening, reading, biking, kayaking, and loved all beach/bay activities.

She is predeceased by her son Cory S. Couch, brothers Donald H. and Conrad K. Mathis, sister J. Dee Amundsen and her first husband Lynn S. Couch.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years William G., her sons Sean L. and wife Robyn M., Jody L. and wife Joanna B., step daughters Nancy L. McCloskey and husband Kevin P., Debra S. Pohl and twelve grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm Thursday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home; 111 North Gaston Avenue, Somerville.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Friday beginning with a visitation at 9:30am, First Baptist Church; 132 West High Street, Somerville. Cremation will be private.

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Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville,, NJ US 08876
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Baptist Church
132 W. High Street
Somerville, New Jersey USA 08876
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:30 AM


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