Boston Globe Obituary (Nov 30, 2005): Ruina, Edith - 81, of Cambridge and Wellfleet, on November 27, 2005. She is survived by Jack Ruina, her husband of 58 years and her children Ellen, Andy and Rachel Ruina. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Zachary and Caroline Rosenberg, Mieke and Prachi Ruina, and Joshua, Jacob and Sophie Bennett. Her interest in the well-being of others was reflected in her training as a social worker, as director of an MIT program, Women in Technology and Science (WITS), as the author of How They Lived to Tell, the story of a group of remarkable young Jews who survived the Holocaust, and most of all in her many friendships. At the age of 60 she learned to swim. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., Wellfleet MA 02667.
MIT TechTalk Obituary (Dec 14, 2005): Edith Ruina, of Cambridge and Wellfleet, former director of MIT’s Women in Technology and Science program, died Nov. 27. She was 81. Ruina worked at MIT for seven years and was the author of “Women in Science and Technology: A Report of an MIT Workshop,” published by the MIT Press in 1974, and “How They Lived to Tell,” a story of young Jews who survived the Holocaust. She is survived by her husband, Jack Ruina, MIT professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science; a son, Andrew Ruina of Ithaca, N.Y.; two daughters, Ellen Ruina of Washington, D.C., and Rachel Ruina of Bethesda, Md.; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in January. Donations may be made to the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 W. Main St., Wellfleet, MA 02667.