Ruth C. Pearl, 98, of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home on March 28, 2021, embraced by those she loved dearly.
On February 23, 1923, she was born to her caring parents Irving Friedman and Cecilia Katz Friedman and raised in Brooklyn, New York, with her sister Susan “Sue” Friedman . In early adulthood, Ruth married Stanley Pearl and resided in New Jersey. She briefly modeled for magazines and would raise four successful sons: David, Arthur, Daniel, and Michael Pearl. Ruth was a proud homemaker, amateur pianist, American mint stamp collector, and lover of classical music and the fine arts. In her later years, she pursued a successful career as an art dealer and founded Ruth Pearl Gallery in Montvale, New Jersey.
In the final decades of her life, she retired to Orlando, Florida. She resided with her son, Arthur Pearl, daughter-in-law Ainy Pearl, and grandchildren: Rachel, Richard, and Ryan Pearl. Ruth was a devoted mother and grandmother to her family. To her final days, she was a fan of great food, western novels, and classical cinema – having read virtually every book published by her favorite western writer Louis L’Amour and watched every film starring her favorite actor John Wayne.
She is survived by her four sons (David, Arthur, Daniel, Michael), ten grandchildren (Masumi, Rachel, Richard Ryan, Laura, Elizabeth, Daniel, Adam, Ariella, and Brandon), and ten great-grandchildren (Maia, Max, Mathew, Sara, Aiden, Alicia, Willow, Pheobe, Simon, and Benjamin and one expected great-grandson on the way).
She will be dearly missed by all that had the honor of knowing her. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Florida.