Ruth E. Robinson


Ruth E. Robinson “Dr. Jones” 95 years old of Gansevoort passed away Friday September 3, 2021 at home. She was born in Staten Island, New York to Edward and Lee Jones. Ruth was a pioneer for women. She was one of the first women veterinarians to graduate from Cornell University in 1947.

She met and married her lab partner, Elmer Robinson. Together they opened Saratoga Springs Veterinary Hospital in 1950. They raised five children while practicing on small and large animals for 30 years. Ruth was a member of Zonta and The Garden Club. She continued to organize luncheons for retirees well into her 90's.

She was so much to so many. Her favorite saying was "To Laugh is to Live" and we ALWAYS laughed. As a Mom she was our support and her love was unconditional. As a Gram and GGma (GiGi ma) she was a cookie maker, pitcher, piano player, babysitter and LOVE.

Upon retirement Ruth and El spent their winters in Key Largo, FL. They loved it there and made many new lifelong friends. She often said they were "rich" with friends and how blessed they were to have so much love around them.

Ruth overcame many medical issues over the last eight years, but she always rallied strong, thanks to her daughter Gale that gave her the best care possible. As of late her body failed her mind. She was sharp as always.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 66 years Dr. Elmer L. Robinson and her brother Edward J. Jones Jr. of Savannah GA. Ruth is survived by her children Nancy Schaefer (David), Gale Webster, Chris Casertino, Roy Robinson (Cristina) and Leta Rock-Wells (Mark); eleven grandchildren, Erin, Dave, Alissa, Shaun, Nicole, Andrew, Sabrina, Monique, Lucas, Jesse and Jamie; thirteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, September 11 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers take someone special to dinner and LAUGH in her memory.

Guest Book

Lois and Don Brady

Ruth was a very special thoughtful accomplished woman. Always cherish her family and friends. She was a great example for us. We shared a lot of wonderful times with her and Alma. We also had a lot of laughs.We will certainly miss her but she will always be in my memory.

Pam Oken-Wright

Wish I could be there physically with you to remember Aunt Ruth. I'll be there in spirit. And she'll be with us all forever.

Stéphanie Zabala

You will truly be missed by everyone. What incredible woman and interesting life she had.

Maureen Smith

So sorry for your loss Chris.

Valerie Adinolfi

Such a remarkable woman. I'm blessed to know her. She was surrounded by such a loving family. Her daughter, my friend, took such good care of her. I'm happy I got to see her in 2019. May the wonderful memories sustain the family and may she rest in peace.

Lilly Senecal

Sending prayers for your family. My Mom was also 96 when she passed two years ago. I know that losing your mother leaves a hole that no one else can fill. But what an amazing, lovely legacy she has left behind.

Gloria Lana

What a wonderful legacy of love. I was always treated like family in her presence and enjoy many joyful memories of our chats. Heaven has truly gained an angel.

Tim and Tina Rock

Our sincere condolences to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May you RIP Ruth.

Marge and Butch Verrigni

What an impressive life she had. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Martha Dunster Herrick

My condolences to your family. I have many good memories of Ruth and Elmer treating many of my pets over the years, with love and also comfort to me. I too will live by Dr. Ruth's motto To Laugh is to Live!

Thomas Gamble

Sorry for your loss, I hope you find peace in your hearts. I have great memories of our youth of your mom and dad.