Ruth O Ham of Chatham Borough, NJ, died Wednesday at her home on October 10, 2012. She was 88. Born in Newark and raised in Bloomfield, she had lived in Chatham since 1958.
Ruth was the beloved wife of 53 years of the late J. Robert Ham. She was the loving mother of Catherine of Chatham. She also is survived by her sister-in-laws Elaine O’Gara, Frances Ham, Alice Ham and many nieces & nephews. Her brother Robert M. O’Gara and nephew Thomas O’Gara died previously.
Ruth was a secretary for her husband’s Real Estate business, J. Robert Ham, Realtor, from 1964 to 2005. She first worked as a secretary for Kidde in NYC and later Fieldcrest in NYC as secretary to the President. Devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, she was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church in Chatham.