DEDHAM, MASS. – We regret to inform you of the Dec. 19 passing of Ruth Flink Ades, beloved sister of Alan Flink (Renee z”l) and daughter of Sadye (z”l) and Philip (z”l) Flink. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Alan, her children Stephen, Philip (Ellen), Andrea Ades Woolner (Steven) and Sara Ades Goodwin, her 19 grandchildren, her three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Additional loved ones include her sisters and brother in-law Sherri Ades Falchuk (Kenneth), Richard Ades (Elaine) and Harvey, z”l (Rebecca). Ruth was born and grew up in Providence.
A true Eishet Chayel (Woman of Valor) and matriarch, her love for her family, Judaism and Jewish tradition was infused in her every action throughout her life. She loved people and made connections everywhere she went. She loved gardening, tennis and swimming and was a former teacher. Israel was very dear to her; she and her husband made 44 visits over the years.
Her generosity of spirit and love of Judaism led her to leadership roles in many Jewish organizations including Sisterhood, Federation and Hadassah. Ruth’s involvement in prayer and synagogue activities was extensive and respected throughout communities where she resided beginning in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Longboat Key, Florida, and most recently at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham.
Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA 02459; Hebrew Senior Life (NBOC), 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham, MA 02026; Hadassah, 1320 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459; or the charity of your choice.