OBITUARY: Ruth G. Caserta Gardner, 57, of Cocoa Beach, Passes Away Oct. 2
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2021
Ruth Moved to Cocoa Beach in 1989 to begin her career with NASA at KSC
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Ruth G. Caserta Gardner was born in Lansdale PA, on March 3, 1964, to Richard and Jane Caserta. Ruth grew up in Lansdale and graduated from North Penn High School.
Her dream as a young teenager was to work for NASA and the space program. In 1987, she graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.
In 1989, Ruth moved to Cocoa Beach FL began her career with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. In 1994, She earned her M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida.
Ruth’s competence was infallible, with impeccable integrity, she was a leader that others aspire to become. She was a true professional displaying an even-tempered, almost mellow style of leadership, while she was as meticulous and passionate as any when it comes to getting the job done.
By valuing different perspectives of others, she was able to facilitate communication and successfully bring out the best in people.
Ruth’s joy in life was her family and friends. She and Jack cherished making memories of traveling with family and friends to ski slopes, golf events, and vacationing to destinations throughout the U.S. and world.
Ruth leaves behind her best friend and husband, Jack, her parents Dick and Jane Caserta of Lansdale, PA, sister Robyn and her husband Pete DellaCroce and their two children Abbey and Hannah Butler, brother-in-law Ted Gardner, sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Andy Petro and their two children Jason Petro and his family, and Katie Carlson and her family. She was predeceased by her brother Rick Caserta.
A private burial will take place October 23, 2021, at Tranquility Cemetery, Green Township, NJ and her celebration of life will be 9 a.m. to noon, October 30, 2021, at the Pavilion at the Cocoa Beach Country Club, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Donations in Ruth’s name can be made to the American Breast Cancer Society or Driven by Heart, an organization to assist women dealing with breast cancer in Brevard County FL.