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Obituary for Ruth Barker Gage (Granniss)

Ruth Gage (nee Granniss), 97, formerly of Lawrenceville and Lambertville, NJ and lately of Medford Leas in Medford, NJ died peacefully on August 20 after a brief illness. Dr. Gage was born February 25, 1925 in Trenton, NJ to the late Eugene and Marian Granniss. She graduated from Trenton High School and then from the Mercer Hospital School of Nursing, attained a BSN in Psychiatric Nursing and an MSN in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University. She also attained certifications in Group Therapy from the Institute Pennsylvania Hospital, in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the American Nurses Association, in Marriage and Family Therapy from the New Jersey Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners and in Advanced Practice from the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Dr. Gage enjoyed a long career in psychiatric nursing as an assistant professor at Seton Hall University and at Rutgers State University College of Nursing, as a consultant to the New Jersey Institute for Nursing and as a psychotherapist and family therapist. She was a member in good standing in many professional organizations and the presenter of many professional workshops in various nursing subject areas. Dr. Gage also traveled widely and cherished her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Wife of the late David Horner, mother of the late Bruce Lee Gage III and Christopher John Gage and sister of Joseph Granniss of Denver, CO and the late Louise Schaeffer, Dr. Gage is survived by her daughter-in-law Joan Van der Veen of Lambertville, NJ, her daughters, Alisande L. Gage and her partner Diane Kontorowicz of Ewing, NJ, and Laure H. Gage and husband Ken Henrici of Quincy, CA, and sons William W. Gage of Ewing, NJ, Amory J. Gage and his wife Linda of Hinesberg, VT, and Anthony E. Gage and his wife Barbara Galvin of Portland, OR. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Jack Carrozzo and Annika Gage as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Quaker Meeting for Worship in Thanksgiving will be held October 22, 2022 at 2 PM at Princeton Friends Meeting, located at Quaker Road and Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Ruth’s memory to the Native American Rights Fund,