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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