OVIEDO, FLA. – Ruth A. (Schein) Maniloff passed away on May 12 in Oviedo, Florida, after a brief illness. Ruth was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Schein.
She was married for 40 years to her late husband Norman Maniloff . Ruth and Norman lived in
Houston, Texas, for 35 years before moving to Fern Park, Florida, in 1986.
Family and music, especially singing, were Ruth’s passion and joy. She performed with several singing groups in the Orlando area right up to her death. A week seldom went by that she wasn’t entertaining at a veterans home, or at a retirement community. She was a regular at jazz clubs where she would often be persuaded to sing a number or two.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sharon Morris, of Winter Springs, Florida; her beloved grandsons,
Marvin and Johnny Thurman; great-grandchildren Christopher, Samantha, Joshua and Ariel.
She also leaves behind four brothers, Irving, Edward, Harold and Arnold. She was pre-deceased by her brother Leo and two sisters, Lillian Bayer, and Ethel Buscemi.