Ruth Lucy Plotkin


On Dec. 10, Ruth Lucy Plotkin of Ashburn passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in London England and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. She was the daughter of Samuel and Ann Grodsky Oler. Her loving husband Philip Plotkin predeceased her. Ruth is survived by her two daughters; Samantha Leonard and Rachel Plotkin; and brother Rabbi David Oler of Chicago, IL; also survived by her loving grandson Mason. Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at Congregation Olam Tikvah. Above all else Ruth was a Zionist with a passion for singing and her family. She was a past President of a local Hadassah chapter, active in the Olam Tikvah chorale, and volunteered at Wolf Trap. Memorial contributions can be made to Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax; Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville; and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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