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Dorothy Ruyak, customer service manager

Dorothy Ruyak, customer service manager

Dorothy L. Ruyak, a retired Goucher College counselor and former co-president of the Baltimore County League of Women Voters, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Aug. 21 at Oak Crest Village. The Parkville resident was 82.

Born in Bethlehem, Pa., and known as Dottie, she was the daughter of Paul C. Ruyak, a steelworker, and Elizabeth Rose Timko, a homemaker. She was a 1950 graduate of Bethlehem High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College for Women and a master's degree in education from Penn State University. She remained active in her schools' alumni associations.

Miss Ruyak moved to Maryland in 1969. She was initially a Goucher...