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Former WSTM-TV Executive Secretary Dies

Former WSTM-TV Executive Secretary Dies

SYRACUSE — Condolences to the family and friends of Ruth Coleman Kegel, a former Executive Secretary to the General Manager at WSTM-TV. Kegel — who was still Ruth Coleman during her time at WSTM — passed away earlier this week.

According to her obituary, the Powelson Institute graduate worked at Crouse Hinds and then at Empire Pipeline, before moving to WSTM-TV. She would work at channel 3 up until her retirement in 1986.

Kegel was predecased in 1998 by Bertram Coleman, her husband of 55 years. She is survived by Philipp Kegel, whom she married in 2005.

Calling hours will be offered tomorrow from 4-7pm at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., 1604 Grant Blvd, Syracuse. Services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 873 DeWitt Street, Syracuse. Online condolences can be posted at

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