Neal Henderson Ruth, 78, of Freeport, passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Born Sept. 26, 1932 in Port Washington, he was a son of the late Ernest and Grace (Hesten) Ruth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Ruth.

In keeping with his wishes, he has been cremated without a public visitation. A private family service is planned for the spring. Those wishing to honor his memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Shriner Hospitals for Children. R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.