Ruth W. Hewitt passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, on March 26th, 2008 surrounded by her loving family at Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Hewitt, Sr. and devoted mother of Susan Hewitt of Weston, Margo Yntema (and John) of Ithaca, NY, Roxanne Hewitt-Sarcia (and Frank) of Medford and the late Robert W. Hewitt, Jr. Dear sister of Wendell Hodgkins (and Helena) of Acton. Cherished grandmother of Lisa Slavid (and Tania Israel), Alison Rush (and Joel), Sylvie Yntema, great-grandson Caleb Rush and step-grandson, Jack Sarcia. Also survived by many treasured nieces and nephews. Ruth was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Class of 1942. A Memorial Service was held March 30th in Ithaca, NY. A celebration of her life will be held in the Boston area at a later date. Her kindness and sweet disposition will be missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Hospicare of Ithaca.