Ruth Hacker Rinka, 91, of New Bern, died May 26, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Born on January 23, 1923 to Max Hacker and Elizabeth Staehle, she graduated from AB Davis High School in Mt. Vernon, NY and attended Berkley Secretarial School in New York City. In 1984 she retired from the Bank of New York in White Plains, NY and moved to New Bern, NC. Ruth is preceded in death by parents Max and Elizabeth Hacker, her husband Charles, a sister, Betty Cron, a niece, Joanne Dixon and a nephew, Tom Hacker.
She is survived by her children, Ruth Rinka and husband James Higgins of New Bern; Christine Lentz and husband Wayne of Morgantown, WV; Charles W. Rinka of Yorktown Heights, NY; Patricia Grieve of Yorktown Heights, NY; and Barbara DeVita and husband Carmyne of Greenwich, CT; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Online condolences may be made to the Rinka family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com