Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Ruth Subik Couvdos McCray is survived by her beloved daughter and best friend, Kathryn (Kathy) L. Couvdos of Wooster.  Ruth lived the past 15 years in Wooster, OH.  She was born in Akron, OH December 4, 1920, she went to her final home at sunrise on December 21, 2023.  Her parents Nellie Paduch Subik, Peter Subik three sisters, her beloved sons: Nick Couvdos, Steve Couvdos, Theodore (Teddy) Couvdos and Michael Couvdos preceded her in death.  She loved her children dearly as they were the center of her life.

Ruth graduated West High School in Akron, OH in 1939.  Shortly thereafter she moved with a friend to Washington, DC where they both worked in the Pentagon during WWII.  Ruth is a member of The Salvation Army church since 1957 and worked at B.F. Goodrich for 21 years.

Ruth is survived by several grandchildren, John Couvdos of Las Vegas, Victoria (James) Corbin of Akron, Christo (Shilo) Couvdos of Las Vegas, Kristy (Paul) Vizzone of FL, Steve Maupin of Akron, Shelby Corbin of Columbus, OH, Sydney Corbin of Hawaii; former daughter-in-law Jackie Maupin Couvdos; Nick’s fiancé Valerie “Cookie” Rusu Schereckengost; and special friends Janet Curtis and Andy Ford.  Additionally, Ruth enjoyed numerous great-grandchildren.

Ruth’s family would like to thank the family of Care Givers at the Wayne County Care Center for such great and compassionate care.

Ruth left the following saying to all her friends and loved ones.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Memorial arrangements will be announced at a later date, she will be interned in Green Lawn Cemetery, Akron, OH alongside her parents.

For those who wish, the family suggests memorials may be made in Ruth McCray’s name to the Wayne County Care Center Activity Fund, 876 S. Geyers Chapel Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Kathy, so sorry. But what a wonderful daughter you have been.

  2. Grandma,

    You were the best grandma that anybody could ever ask for. I will love and miss you so very much. Johnny Couvdos.


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