Ruth Robinson Sater, 68, artist, photographer


A memorial service for Ruth Robinson Sater, 68, an artist and photographer, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Uniontown Bible Church.

Mrs. Sater died July 13 at her home in Union Bridge of leukemia.

She was a former commercial artist who had done fashion advertisements for the News American, the May Co., Hess Shoes and stores in Washington, Boston and Jacksonville, Fla.

She did landscapes and seascapes in many areas where she lived. A photographer and a painter in oils and watercolors, her works included scenes of the boats of Chesapeake Bay and the New England coast, the Catskill Mountains, the Florida

Keys, and rural areas and covered bridges in Maryland and Massachusetts. More recently, she concentrated on scenes of the ballet and images of Christ.

Born in Baltimore, the former Ruth Alexeana Leineman studied at the Maryland Institute and at the Fashion Academy in New York City.

She also did illustrations for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp., during World War II.

A resident of the Eastern Shore for several years before moving to Union Bridge 16 years ago, she also was a member of the Academy of the Arts in Easton.

Her first husband, John Winthrop Robinson, a marine engineer on tugboats and other inland craft, died in 1951 and a son, Paul Scott Robinson of Arbutus, died in 1985.

In 1972, she married John Sater, a retired engineer for WMAR-TV, who survives her.

Other survivors include a daughter, Laura R. Robinson of Chelmsford, Mass.; two sons, John W. Robinson of Annapolis and James C. Robinson of Maynard, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Jane Seidel of Baltimore; a sister, Elva Sumberg of Tampa, Fla., 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation Memorial Funds.

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