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Ruthann Egan Epstein
  • The family asks that everyone bring their favorite unwrapped board/card game for the Ruthie's Games foundation.
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“Dear Bob, Steven and Kevin, We are so sorry to learn of Ruth's passing and send our send our deepest condolences. Ruth and I first met in 1997...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Marion Miller - Mount Pleasant, SC

“The Orcutt family was so very sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. 20 years ago, she couldn't have been more kind to this young family "from off". She...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“It's an overwhelming thought to attempt to summarize our 41 years of friendship with Ruthann. So many humorous stories, so many adventures, so many...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: The Rileys, Fuginas, Stuarts - NY

“We always loved Ruth and Keven. Many years ago Keven and Ruth would watch our dogs and cat when we went away. She was so so kind. When we lost our...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Joyce Wurster - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Bob, and all the family: I will keep you in my prayers! I am remembering Ruth's joyful, persistent spirit! The cups of tea we shared at her house...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Garrett - Port Richey, FL

“To Bob, Steven and Kevin: I am so truly sorry to hear of Ruth's passing... what a beautiful woman that has left us all and taken her light to...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Smalyga - Mount pleasant, SC

“Dear Ruth, Bob, Steven and KevinDavid and I have known you for a long time. Especially when the boys were so little. Your mom was so involved in the...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Connell - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Although I only met Ruth at Julie Jones's wedding I felt like I knew her forever. My sister Mary had years of good times with Ruth and I always...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Lodico - Allen Park, MI

“Aunt Ruth was a wonderful woman. I always enjoyed chatting with her and although we didn't see each other often it was as I had seen her just last...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Epstein - West Babylon, NY

“My deepest condolences to you all on Ruth Anne's passing. She was a strong fighter for many years with her illness, and got much love and care from...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Rush - Rocky Point, NY

“We met Ruth and Bob for the first time when they welcomed us to Charleston back in 2012. They opened their home to us from day 1 and made us feel...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth Skistimas - SC - Friend

“My wonderful sister Ruthann...... I will forever be grateful that I was able to spend this last week and final day with you. I have our final 500...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Maryellen Egan-Boyajian - NY

“Ruth was the best neighbor and friend ever! We will always remember her as a highlight of our 20 years in Charleston! From 4th of July's to...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Moncada - Bozeman, MT

“You will live forever in my heart. When I see a flower bloom or hear the birds sing I will know that you near. I will miss you forever. I will love...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Rush - Ridge, NY - Family


Ruthann Egan Epstein, wife of Robert Epstein passed away at home surrounded by her beloved family and friends. She was a warrior that battled Systemic Scleroderma for the past 10 years beating the odds time and time again. Every time her team of doctors would tell us it was time to say goodbye, Ruthann would smile and say "your're not getting rid of me yet."

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert, her son Steven and daughter-in-law Kristin, her son Kevin and daughter-in-law Lindsay, her two adorable grandchildren Briggs and Keller Grace and her faithful canine companions Mickey Mantle and LuLu. Ruthann is also survived by her sisters Maryellen, Katie and Patricia, brothers Bobby and Teddy, god daughter Theresa, a number of nieces and nephews and her devoted friends, Mary and Greg Jones, Lynn and Jerome Nelson, Andrew and Merci Ciappa, John and Liz Skistimas, John and Francis Jones, Bill and Judy Anderson, Chuck Buffolano, Joe Calandra, Harriet Brown, Don and Joanne Stuart, Ellen and Mike Riley, and John and Karen Fugina, all of whom held a special place in her heart. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Mae Egan, her brother John, and her two nephews Matthew and Sean. The family would like to thank everyone for all of their support, help and encouragement over the years. A special, heartfelt thank you to Roper Hospice for their guidance and exceptional care over the past few weeks.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a foundation called Ruthie's Games. Ruthann believed nothing could bring a family and friends together like sitting around the table and playing board and card games. She always felt our best conversations occurred while engaged in a game of Trouble, Parcheesi or Rummy 500. In honor of her memory, we will be collecting board and card games to donate to local children's charities.

A casual drop in to celebrate her life will be held at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a catered casual gathering (bring your bathing suits) from 6:00 pm until... at the Epstein family compound located at 3770 St. Ellen's Drive, Mt. Pleasant. The family asks that everyone bring their favorite unwrapped board/card game for the foundation.

Ruth will be missed greatly, her legacy will live on with her children, grandchildren and all those that had the pleasure of knowing her.