HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY Ruth Schermer Farbman & Jean Schermer Fien

Date of birth: The sisters were born March 27, 1928, in Youngstown

Parents: Morris and Sarah Schermer

Siblings: The sisters are the last survivors of 10 children; one brother and seven sisters are deceased.

Education: Ruth and Jean graduated from South High School in 1946


Ruth Schermer Farbman

Residence: Boardman


Spouse: Solomon Farbman on Oct. 27, 1946. He is deceased.

Children: Marsha (Larry) Hirschl of North Lima and Barry (Trudy) Farbman of Austintown

Grandchildren: Five grandchildren, one of whom is deceased, and two step-grandchildren

Great-grandchildren: one great-grandchild and one step-great-granchild


Employment: Homemaker and sales representative for Klein’s Department Store, downtown Youngstown

Memberships: Member of Temple El Emeth and former member of the PTA in the South Range School district, Temple Sisterhood and the Temple Pioneer Women


Jean Schermer Fien

Residence: Cleveland


Spouse: Carl Fien in 1948. He is deceased.

Children: Steven (Sheree) Fien of Lyndhurst and the late Mitchell Fien

Grandchildren: Four

Great-grandchild: One


Employment: Homemaker and receptionist for a beauty salon

Membership: Member of Fairmount Temple


Other information/lifestyle: Ruth and Jean continue to live independently, exercise, play the slots, post on Facebook and send email jokes.


Date and location: The sisters were recently honored with a luncheon at Johnny’s Restaurant in Boardman, where they were surrounded by family and friends. The luncheon was hosted by Ruth Farbman’s children.

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