Ruth Elizabeth Syre

April 5, 1952 - July 5, 2021
Ruth Elizabeth Syre

Ms. Ruth E. Syre, of Wilmington, NC, was born on April 5, 1952, to the late Fred C. and Ethel C. Bischoff, and passed away on July 5, 2021, completing her journey of 69 years.

Ruth had a caring spirit about her, she always put others first. She enjoyed her career as a registered nurse for over 40 years. She was an active member at Winter Park Presbyterian Church, she will be truly missed by all who knew her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories one son: Thomas Syre, Jr. (Cristina); one daughter: Elizabeth Syre; one brother: Paul L. Bischoff; one sister: Mary Ann Bischoff (Brian) two grandchildren: Calvin J. Syre; Evelyn R. Syre; along with a host of friends and relatives.

Services will be held on 12:00PM Noon, Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the Winter Park Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to the Lower Cape Fear Diaper Bank, and The Winter Park Presbyterian Church.

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  • July 08, 2021
    Kathryn "KA" Anderson says:
    " I say yes.. Lord ...yes..to your will and to your way". (Lyrics we once sang together). Rest well sweet, kind, compassionate brethren...we'll sing these lyrics again some day❤️

  • July 12, 2021
    Kathy Maddox says:
    So sorry to hear about Ruth Syre's death. I had the pleasure of working with her at Centra as a fellow Home Heath worker and with Congregational Health. She was a great encourager and showed dedication to patients and caregivers. I also had the pleasure of working with Ruth on a Peaks Pilgrimage. The Light of Christ definitely shined through Ruth in her words and music. I will truly miss her. De Colores

  • July 11, 2021
    Kathy chase says:
    Ruth's family, you are held in my prayers in this sad time for you. Ruth and I crossed paths through public health nursing, faith community nursing, and in clinical pastoral education. In every way, she was the model of faith, compassion, and wisdom -all given in a self-effacing manner and with a smile. Our daughter and grandson were blessed by visits from her which help to maintain the quality of their lives. She spoke of you children frequently with joy and pride.

  • July 10, 2021
    Nancy Durbin says:
    Dear Ruth- it was an honor & privilege to serve with you on the board of HMA & work on so many projects for faith community nursing & health ministry You were a shining example of faith in actions will miss your wisdom, humor & beautiful smile Your legacy will continue in so many ways Rest In Peace

  • July 10, 2021
    Mike. Sheri. Katie Opal Freeman says:
    Ruth will be missed. Know she’s in GODS HANDS we spent many special moments on the pilgrimage team ❤️ Such a free spirit