Ruth Graff

Ruth Sokol Graff, 87, died Oct. 30, 2018.

Mrs. Graff was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Girls’ Latin School in Boston and graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in business management. She worked for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston and later in New York City. She and her husband were involved for many years with Temple Shalom of Newton, Massachusetts, and moved to Tucson in 1994 following his retirement.

Mrs. Graff was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Milton A. Graff, and her brother, Sheldon Sokol.

Survivors include her children, Deborah L. Kay (Dr. Jeffrey Kay) of Tucson and Steven A. Graff (Ruth L.) of South Windsor, Connecticut; sister, Helen E. Sokol of Walnut Creek, California; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arizona Opera Company.