Ruth Van Clief

ruth van clief

August 11, 1929 ~ June 20, 2020

Ruth Van Clief, 90, of Fort Lee, NJ passed peacefully at home on June 20, 2020. Born on August 11, 1929 in Union City, NJ to the late William and Sophie (nee: Wendland) Dite. Beloved mother to Tami Targovnik (Brian) and Dite Van Clief (Andrea Barash). Ruth worked 53 years in the garment center in NYC, starting out as a fit model, and then as a saleswoman. A private graveside service will be held. In Ruth’s memory, please support Englewood Health For more information contact 201-944-0100 or

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  1. I would like to share a memory about Ruth.
    I didn’t know her very long but the time I was with
    Her was special. She was always acting feisty but
    When I was with her she was so sweet and caring.
    We watched the news together at night while I was crocheting! She was spending more time out of
    Bed and more with me! We had fun ordering from
    Different menus and spent time in the kitchen
    Sampling the different foods! She loved her “Winnie”
    (“The best dog in the World “!) She enjoyed her son and daughter and how they fussed over her! Always
    Spoke lovingly about her family. Every day and night
    She called Ida because she was worried about her!
    I looked forward to seeing Ruth and always got a warm
    Welcome! I will miss her. I pray for God to help the family find strength at this difficult time and may Ruth
    Rest In Peace.
    Love you Ruth!
    Sincerely, Gail Vaichulis

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