Ruth Cocimano

Ruth Laverne Cocimano (Patterson)

Monday, February 10th, 1936 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Ruth Laverne "Bootsie" Cocimano (Patterson), 84 of Edgewater, MD, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 13, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Ruth and Vernon Patterson of Logan, WV.

Ruth was born and raised in Logan, WV and graduated from Logan High in 1954. She was raised on the family farm and always treasured and recalled, with many fond memories, the valuable life lessons she gathered there. While visiting a friend in Washington, DC in 1955, she met her future husband, Joe Cocimano. They were married in 1957 and lived in Washington, DC for a few years before moving to Maryland. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a dear and cherished friend to all who knew her. For many years after her marriage she was a homemaker caring for her family. In 1979 she started working for the federal government at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she worked as a program analyst until her retirement in 2007. She was an active member of her church community, volunteering, teaching, and serving her entire adult life. Ruth was a very genuine, kind, and caring person and very much enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cocimano and her brothers, Junior, Johnny, Joe, and Frank Patterson. Her youngest brother, Charlie, passed just 24 hours after her on August 14.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son Greg (Paula) Cocimano, her daughter Terri Konoza, her son Mike Cocimano, her grandson Anthony (Adria) Konoza, and great grandson Adam Konoza; also, three sisters: Catherine Ribble, Jean Lynn, and Betty (Ralph) Hagedorn and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

The family would like to thank all of those who visited Ruth and those who kept in touch with her by phone and/or mail over the years, especially the past few years as her illness progressed---it meant so much to her.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, there will be a private graveside service at 2 P.M., Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD that will be live streamed via the link at Online condolences may also be left on the website

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association by calling 1-877-247-2426 or online through the following link:

A memorial service will be held at a later time so that family and friends can get together and celebrate the life of Ruth Cocimano.

Akers-James Funeral Home at Logan, WV is assisting the Cocimano family.
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Daphne Patterson

Posted at 10:01am
I am so sorry for the family loss .

Christal Bruckler

Posted at 04:05pm
Rest in Peace Aunt Bootsie. We love you and will miss you. I remember all the great family memories we had with you and Uncle Joe catching and eating crabs out back.... tell him we love and miss him too and all of his jokes and smartass comments. I'm glad you 2 are together now. ❤️

Fran Sherman

Posted at 03:59pm
So thankful to have had some special one-on-one times with Ruth at her lovely Edgewater home during this 'real Home-stretch'. We often took walks down to the water and she would express what a great neighborhood it was... but later over a cup of tea in her living room, she would say, "I really am ready to go Home" - she wasn't confused; she wanted to be with Jesus and Joe!

My condolences to her family - and friends, including me because we ALL miss her dearly...
Looking forward to another 'cup' with Ruth on that other side... in that other even better Neighborhood!
Fran Sherman

Bill Cocimano

Posted at 03:43pm
Greg, Teri and Mike, My sincere condolences on your loss. I know how hard it is on you to lose your mother, I will say a prayer for all of you. Bill Cocimano

Patricia M.Moffett

Posted at 03:06pm
I am going to miss Ruth, her kindness, her going beyond the second mile to help someone and her stories about growing up in West Virginia. I loved her stories because my

Patricia M.Moffett Posted at 03:09pm

because my father was from West Virginia and their stories were very similar.

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