Ruth Campanile

Obituary of Ruth Campanile

Mrs. Ruth Campanile, 102, of Gloversville, NY died on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Nathan Littauer Hospital with her beloved son by her side. 

Born in Gloversville, NY on February 8, 1917 she was the last living child of the late Vincent and Edith Barone Savarese.  As a young child, Ruth moved with her family, living in Philadelphia, PA, Jersey City, NJ and eventually moving back to Gloversville, NY.  She attended Gloversville High School and worked in the glove industry for many years, retiring from Bachner Gloves Inc. in 1979.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Ruth was noted for her baked goods that she shared with family and friends.  She also enjoyed reading magazines, watching game shows, talk shows and musical programs on the television.

On May 29, 1938 she was united in marriage to Lewis Campanile at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Gloversville.  They had a wonderful marriage that spanned 67 years until his passing on April 25, 2005.  She was also predeceased by her siblings, Alfonso Savarese, Anthony Savarese, Elvira Mancini, Eleanor Pezzella; Helen Colistra; and one nephew.

Survivors include her devoted son Gerald Campanile of Gloversville, NY with whom she resided; a special niece, Patricia Colistra Nunno of Auburn, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

It was Ruth’s request that there be no services.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.  Please visit the online memorial at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Eagan and the nursing and medical staff at Nathan Littauer Hospital, especially Anna, for their care and compassion shown to Ruth in her final days.

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