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Obituary: Ruth E. Greifer

Ruth E. Greifer died Feb. 22, 2013 at her home in Rockville, Md. Ruth, daughter of Isidore and Sophia Dahl was born in Geilenkirchen, Germany on May 30, 1922. A Holocaust survivor, she moved to the United States after World War II. She met and married her soul mate Bernard Greifer and settled in Alexandria. A loving wife and mother, Ruth was a life member of Hadassah and active in her synagogue. She worked in the Alexandria school system, raised a family and earned a college degree from Northern Virginia Community College.

Ruth was the beloved wife of 61 years of the late Bernard Greifer (2013), loving mother of Carla Paris Teich, Helen Grimm, Amy Godin, grandmother to Andrew Paris, Rebecca and Jacob Grimm and Sophia and Shira Godin. A true lady in every way, she will be missed by family and friends.

A funeral service was held at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria on Monday. Feb. 25. Shiva was observed at the home of Amy and Ed Godin. Contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in her memory.