Lansing, NY

Ruth E. Kulpa passed away October 29, 2013, at the age of 78.

Born June 11, 1935, in Delphi Falls, NY, Ruth devoted her life to human rights activism. Her home and heart were open and welcome to all, especially on April 1st, when she enjoyed cooking breakfast for the many fishermen at Salmon Creek.

She is survived by her children, Larry Walrad, Jr. of Newark, Teresa Walrad of Newfield, Lorry Walrad of Lansing, Kathleen Milligan of Rochester, Rebecca Wells of CA, Elizabeth Kulpa of Cortland, Stephen Page of Rochester, Jolena Hutchinson of TX, and Rhiannon Martak of Brooktondale; grandchildren, Stacey, Zachary, Zayne, Destynie, Meresa, Wynona, Michael, Jeremiah, Steven, Sarah, Sebastian, Erin, Rachael, Mark, Jason, Aramyka, Isaiah, Erica, Corrissa and Brooke; several great grandchildren and a large extended family.

No public services are scheduled.

Memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be directed to the Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St., Ithaca, NY 14850.