Ruby Metzler, of Lake Worth, Florida, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the age of 82. Ruby was born on April 7, 1938 to the late, Joseph and Celia Lotish in New York City. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Harold Metzler.
Ruby was born and raised in New York, the only child of Joseph and Celia. She was their light and their joy. As a young woman, she worked as the executive secretary to the president of 20th Century Fox in New York City. She was a beauty, always dressed to perfection. One fateful day, her beauty caught the eye of Harold and they were soon married. It was a love story that would last over fifty years. A day never went by when one wouldn’t tell the other, “I love you” and the other reply, “I love you more”. They were the last words spoken between them when Harold passed away in October of 2018.
Their family soon grew with the birth of a son, Mark and a daughter, Ava. Each summer, the family would make a three hour drive every weekend to their cabin in the Catskills, where the floor was so slanted that Ruby could only fill their soup bowls halfway. With no TV, they would play games and listen to “Mystery Theater” on the radio. It was rustic, but no one noticed. The cabin was so full of love.
Retirement brought Ruby and Hal to Florida. Their children soon followed them to the Sunshine State, as did five grandchildren. Ruby loved being “grandma” and her latkes and homemade french fries were famous with the grandkids.
Ruby’s work here was done and no doubt Harold was growing impatient waiting for his beloved “Cookie”. While it is sad for those of us that remain, we should all be happy that Hal and Ruby get to say, “I love you” to each other once again… and for always. They wouldn’t want you to be sad they’re gone, but happy that they’re together.
Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her children, Mark Metzler (Stephanie Lanier) and Ava Beaudet (Stephen); grandchildren, Brianna Beaudet, Cooper Beaudet, Jessica Metzler, Victoria Metzler and Heather Lanier.
A graveside service will take place at 1:30 PM on Monday, January 18, 2021 at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida 33467. Please assemble in Lane #5 by 1:15 PM at the cemetery.