RUTH L. MAISTROSFormer owner of Your Just Dessert Gift ShopRuth L. Maistros, 79, died Jan. 20, 2007.Mrs. Maistros, who was a longtime Stow resident, owned Your Just Dessert Gift Shop on Darrow Road. She was an award-winning Avon salesperson, and she later managed the gift shop at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls before retiring in 1992.Mrs. Maistros also was involved in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District's Parent-Teacher Association, and she served as a Girl Scout leader and an election volunteer.She was born Ruth Stern in Vienna, Austria, and was evacuated to England on the children's train, Kindertransport, in 1938 to escape Nazi occupation. She worked as a kindergarten aide, store clerk and office worker before marrying Thomas Maistros, an American Army private stationed in Cheltenham. She moved to Ohio in 1952.Mrs. Maistros is survived by her brother, Henry Stern of London; children Thomas Maistros Jr. of Dorchester, Mass., Lynn Maistros of Montclair, N.J., Robert Maistros of Ashburn, Va.; and Susan Rothman of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Maistros.A service took place Jan. 27. Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by visiting www.dana-farber.org or sending a donation to the institute at 44 Binney St., Boston, Mass. 02115.
Published on January 31, 2007