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Ruth Ann D. Arellano

ARELLANO, Ruth Ann Dickerson, formerly of Johnstown, PA, passed away November 5, 2021, at home in Chesapeake, Virginia. Born November 20, 1937, in Beckley, WV, daughter of Howard B. and Chloe (Anderson) Dickerson. Preceded in death by parents, husband Benjamin P. Arellano Sr., brothers Frank and Gene Dickerson,and Goddaughter Charlene Tarnowsky. Survived by children Benjamin P. Arellano Jr., and wife Janice L. (Williams), Elizabethtown, PA; Mary M. Mayancsik, and husband Michael, Greenville, NC; Rena L. Long and husband, Steve, Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren Jacinda and Rhiannon Arellano, and Joseph and Angela Mayancsik; brother Ray Dickerson and wife Frances (Rife), Beckley, WV; sister-in-law Janice (Foster), Huntington, WV; sister Margaret Alderman, Abington, VA., and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson HS, Beckley, WV and Concord University in Athens, WV. She was a school teacher in the Forest Hills School District and a member of SS. Gregory and Barnabas Parish, Daisytown, where a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First St., Conemaugh. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. 

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Ben, Mary and Rhiannon. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice neighbor. I have many great memories of her in the neighborhood and at church.

Jim Stiffler Nov 9 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Arellano was my second grade teacher. I have fond memories of her in school at FH.

At one point in the year, the class was going through boxes of tissues like crazy and she made an announcement to not be so wasteful with our classroom supply of kleenex. Well, i had a really bad cold and didnt want to upset her so i would walk up to her desk and hold my gross and clearly used tissues from corner to corner so she could see that I truly needed one. After my third trip, she just chuckled smiled at me and told me I can have as many tissues as I needed.

Such a simple gesture but a memory I hold dear to my heart. I even visited her the summer after at her house.

As a teacher myself now, I hold onto to these memories just a little tighter because I hope one day a student of mine will remember me with love just like I remember Mrs. Arellano.

Michele (Roth) Kelley Nov 9 2021 12:00 AM

Ben, Mary and Rene,
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom.
Prayers now and in the days to come.
Mike and Brenda (Schreyer) Peruso

Brenda S Peruso Nov 8 2021 12:00 AM

Such a patient caring lady. Always great memories. Prayers for the family

Bev Deitke Nov 7 2021 12:00 AM