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Celebration of Life

R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory
Sunday September 19th, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Ruth Awman Yatrofsky

Ruth A. Yatrofsky (Wanda), 58 yrs, of Chesapeake, VA passed away Monday, September 13, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Estol Luke Mahala and Clara May Mahala. She is predeceased in death by her sister, Wileen Elizabeth Mahala.

Ruth Yatrofsky touched more lives than we can count all over the world. Ruth had a special way of always bringing people together in fellowship and love. She started several children's ministries, volunteered with Search and Rescue dogs of America. served the USO, overseas Wounded Warriors, organized local community activities in Germany and America. Ruth loved the country, long walks, farm animals, giving horse drawn carriage rides, training dogs, gardening, and hanging out with family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Reuven Yatrofsky and their six children: Kalanit Yatrofsky (Kelly); Kaleb Yatrofsky, his wife Amy and their three children Logan, Gideon, and Olivia; Kemuel Yatrofsky and fiance Avital; Kallah Yatrofsky and fiance, Will G.; Keskel Yatrofsky; Kanarit Yatrofsky and her boyfriend Will K.; sister, Wendy Elaine Schwartznau and husband John; brother, Estol Wade Mahala and wife, Martha.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory at 3:00 PM. In honor of Ruth's wishes for her celebration, please wear a brightly colored tie, shirt, blouse, or dress. The live virtual link to watch the service is below. The family also welcomes you to join them for the special burial ceremony at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, on October 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM.


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I am Reuven's younger cousin, and I have such fond memories of Reuven and Ruth's wedding. It was such as joyous occasion, and even as a kid I could tell that they had such as strong love between them. The last time I saw Ruth in person was at my father's memorial service in 2003. Ruth was so kind and compassionate during such a difficult time. To make a long story short, she went out of her way to arrange for a father-son pair of fiddlers to play Israeli folk music after my father's memorial, and the music was so beautiful and such a comfort for us. She was such a kind and caring person and was clearly loved by so many. So sorry for this heartbreaking loss.

Rachel Levy Sep 24 2021 12:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Yatrofsky

Elke Engler Sep 22 2021 2:04 PM

It was so cute when she first met my mom she was wearing a snowman costume. How affectionate – How loving she was to me. She always treated me as her own . Her death is really an irreparable loss to you and indeed all who knew her cannot fail to regret one who was so kind and unselfish. But strange are the ways of God. May he give you strength to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the departed soul. Love y\'all. Miss y\'all too.

Daria Baker Sep 21 2021 9:35 PM

It was so cute when she first met my mom she was wearing a snowman costume. It was great Spending time with Y'all at Christmas and learning about Hanukkah that was so cool to be A part of. I will always treasures that. How affectionate – How loving she was to me. She always treated me as her own . Her death is really an irreparable loss to you and indeed all who knew her cannot fail to regret one who was so kind and unselfish. But strange are the ways of God. May he give you strength to bear the loss. May God grant peace to the departed soul. Love y'all and miss y'all too.

Daria Baker Sep 21 2021 9:33 PM

If Love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. I will miss you so much my dear sweet sister. May you rest in peace. I\'ll love you forever.

Wendy Schwartznau Sep 20 2021 11:47 PM

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Michele Shapiro Sep 20 2021 5:46 PM

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Charlie/Judy Mann Sep 20 2021 5:33 PM

Our sweet friend Ruth, you now know what the voice of our Savior sounds like, what the power of His embrace feels, what the scars on His hands look like and the ultimate presence of His love is in full. We will miss your beautiful smile and your warm and always loving friendship. You have left a gaping hole in the lives of those who love you, that only Jesus can fill. We will see you again and look forward to your embrace as we enter the gates of Heaven. Rest well in the arms of Jesus, because when He comes again and His church is United, we're going to party like never before! We love you all so much!

The Root Family Sep 20 2021 5:20 PM

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