Ruth Ellen Sass, 84, a homemaker and longtime Middle River resident, died New Year's Day at Carroll County General Hospital of complications related to an aortic aneurysm.
Funeral services were private.
She and Albert R. Sass were married in Baltimore in 1929. He died in 1973.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Donald J. Sass of Oakland, Calif.; two daughters, Bette Eminizer of Sykesville and Signe Lauren of Baltimore; two sisters, Marie Smith Lauterbach of Pikesville and Mabel Hlafka of Baltimore; a brother, Russell Smith of Baltimore, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.