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Tara Lee & Kelly Erin Ruddy Sisters Memorial Scholarship A Project of Marywood University

Memorial Scholarship

Both Tara Lee and Kelly Erin Ruddy will forever be missed by the Marywood community. To honor the memory of these two remarkable young women, a scholarship has been established for future students to perpetuate the light and spirit that both students had for Marywood University.

These sisters lived life with such vibrancy and, for a lifetime, the light of their memories will live on. The laughter and love they brought to so many people within the Marywood community continues to shine. The spirits of both Tara and Kelly will inspire others to live life with the same passion for generations to come.

"Tara and Kelly's lives are not measured by the final moments of their lives but rather the culmination of years of living, respecting life, and the beauty of all God's creation." From Eulogy - Mary Ruddy

How can you help?

Your gift, no matter the size, combined with others, will help change the future for a student in need.

Supported by 16 Donations:

  • The Ruddy Family
    I Gave $75
    In memory of Aunt Rosie Holodnak O'Malley
  • The Ruddy Family
    I Gave $50
    In memory of Aunt Margie Holodnak O'Malley
  • The Ruddy Family
    I Gave $50
    In memory of Uncle Paul O'Malley, Jr.
  • The Ruddy Family
    I Gave $25
    In memory of West Scranton teacher, Peter Kloss
  • The Ruddy Family
    I Gave $2,400
    In memory of Grandparents Rose and "Fire Chief" Robert Ruddy from the Ruddy Family
  • The Ruddy Family
    I Gave $2,400
    In Memory of Grandparents Ann Marie and Paul "Hook" O'Malley
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '07
    I Gave $10
  • Monica M.
    I Gave $250
    Tara is my first love and dearest friend. Death has not separated us, not truly; nothing ever could. I keep her and Kelly in my heart always
  • Patricia D.
    I Gave $100
    Such a beautiful honor.
  • Jennifer and Donna D.
    I Gave $25
    In honor of Lucy Delacruz
  • Ashley H.
    I Gave $25
  • Kristen M.
    I Gave $100
    May these wonderful girls be remembered always and may their families find peace in the love and honor others have for them .
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
  • Bobby K.
    I Gave $10
    Bobby Keller
  • Peggy P.
    I Gave $25
    I remember these two beautiful girls coming to work with their Dad on Take Your Daughter to Work Day.
  • Kathleen  M.
    I Gave $100