Ruth S.D. George, 86

Ruth George

Ruth George

Ruth Schwamberg Deaver George died peacefully on Feb. 25, 2013, at the Bridgton Health Care Center after a brief illness.

Ruth was born July 30, 1926, in Grunau, Germany, the daughter of Fritz and Auguste Schwamberg. She became an American citizen and came to the United States after WWII.

Ruth spent most of her life in Florida after a time in California, where she owned and operated two restaurants. She specialized in German food with a customer favorite of Wiener Schnitzel. During her time in Florida she was a caregiver to several elderly people, and was also a successful commercial artist. She enjoyed painting seascapes of the Florida coastline and also taught art from her home.

Later in life, she moved to Bridgton to be closer to her daughter, Linda Macdonald and family. Ruth was predeceased by her three brothers, Kurt, Fritz and Heinz Schwamberg, and her parents. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dan Macdonald of Bridgton; and her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Deaver of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Kurt and Susan Deaver of Sylacauga, Alabama, and Harry and Cindy George of Castro Valley, California. She is also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Per her request, there will be no funeral and interment will be later in the spring.

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