Ruth Wilner Schloss, 80, of Sun City Hilton Head passed away early Friday morning on November 24, 2017. A caring wife, mother, and grandmother, her heart was always full of love for her family. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jason; three adult sons: Peter, David, and Jonathan; and six grandchildren: Philip, Zach, Ben, Alex, Ethan, and Eliza. She is also survived by her siblings: Elinor Goldblatt, June Chason, Stanley (and his wife, Phyllis) Wilner, and her sister-in-law Jackie Wilner. Ruth was born on June 21, 1937, in Lewiston, Maine. She received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has lived in Sun City since June 2005 and has been very active in a range of community activities, including Sisterhood and Hadassah organizations. She enjoyed reading, cheering on the Virginia Tech football and Boston Red Sox baseball teams, telling stories and singing to her grandchildren, playing Mahjong and Words with Friends, and doting on her dogs, Willow and Biscuit.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 with burial following at Low Country Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider making a donation to the Temple Oseh Shalom in Bluffton.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
Sunday November 26th, 2017
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Jason, yesterday I heard about the loss of Ruth. I was so shocked. She was a lovely women with great love and devotion in her heart. I met you both through the painting of Willow and feel so sad for you at this time. Chris Roosa
Submitted by Chris Roosa on Dec 21 2017 10:04:49 AM
Barbara Schloss sent me the sad news. I am Phyllis (Silverman) Rosenthal's daughter, so a cousin none-the-less. I am very sorry for your loss....... Jan Greenspan (from Jersey)
Submitted by Jan Greenspan on Dec 1 2017 09:47:39 PM
Dear family. Death is an enemy! So says the Word of God. True comfort comes in knowing that God does not cause our death, for He promises to eliminate death completely in the near future. I hope this gives you a measure of comfort during this difficult times. (1 Corinthians 15:26; Isaiah 25:8).
Submitted by pfl on Nov 29 2017 08:01:31 PM
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Ruth's family during this difficult time. We have had the pleasure of grooming Willow and Biscuit and grew close with Ruth over the years. Ruth was a spitfire of a lady and always a hoot with her stories. Dropping the dogs off was her first stop on girls day - both her and the girls almost always had their appointments scheduled on the same day. Her signature "Bad Hair Day" hat always gave us a good chuckle as she reminded us each time that she was running late for her own grooming appointment. She would tell us about her late night love affair with college football, her life when she lived in Virginia, cooking, her Hanukkah traditions, Willow and Biscuit's latest antics and how proud she was of her family, especially her grandchildren. Her dogs and her family were clearly her pride and joy and she spoke often of them. We hope that she and her beloved Willow are reunited again. They loved each other so very much. We will miss her dearly.
Submitted by The staff at Paw-metto Pooches Pet Salon on Nov 28 2017 08:51:29 PM
Jason and family, Dorian and I are so sad to hear the news...Ruth was the most wonderful, compassionate and caring woman we have known. I especially loved her analysis of books we read in our Whitebark Women's Book Club! She was always a hoot! Love and hugs to all of you! Dorian and Monica Taft
Submitted by Monica Taft on Nov 25 2017 06:46:22 PM
Jay, Peter, David, and Jonny, we are so sorry to hear the news. Very many and fond memories of Mrs. Schloss, going as far back as I can remember. Best to all of you from Adrienne and me. Andy
Submitted by Andy and Adrienne on Nov 25 2017 01:41:58 PM
David, Peter and John--
I am incredibly sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. I have such great memories of her during my growing up in Roanoke. She was always full of wit, energy and love. And kept me well fed too! I know you all will miss her terribly. I am thinking of you all and send my love. With sorrow, Wistar Morris
Submitted by Wistar Morris on Nov 25 2017 12:50:04 PM
Chuck Laboe& Tina lit a candle for Ruth Wilner Schloss
Chuck Laboe& Tina lit a candle on Nov 24 2017 04:21:05 PM
Our sympathies go out to you and your family. your golfing buddies
Submitted by Chuck Laboe on Nov 24 2017 04:19:45 PM
Jason & family
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ruthie's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you. May you find strength in your memories.
Submitted by Barbara and Sylvia Schloss on Nov 24 2017 03:21:56 PM
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