Dr. Ruth E. (Enck) Cullen, of Upper Saddle River and Lavallette, died on Feb. 14.
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She was born in Freeport, N.Y. to Frederick Harold Enck and Grace Bell Morrow Enck. She moved to New Jersey when she was 5 and attended Teaneck Public Schools. From there, she attended the College of NJ and earned a Bachelor of Science. At Montclair University she earned a masters of art and a doctor of philosophy degree from Fordham University. She taught in Tenafly, Bergenfield and Westwood. She retired from Westwood in 2010 after teaching for 47 years. She was also an adjunct at Montclair University and Fordham University. She taught graduate courses at the universities. She was a speaker at the NJEA convention in Atlantic City and Montclair and Fordham Universities. She also was a speaker at the NY State Reading Convention. She is listed in many Who's Who publications and was a member of the NJEA, Reading Association in NJ. She was a member of the Reading Recovery, International Reading Association, ASCD and an editor for an NEA publication. She was a member of the Delta Pi International.
She is survived by her children, Randall R. Cullen of Upper Saddle River, Lauren L. Radick of Pennsylvania and Amy A. Linardic and husband Kevin of Montvale; her grandchildren, Hanne and husband Ryan Schock of Pennsylvania, Michelle Cullen of New Hampshire, Jenny, Mark and Luke Radick of Pennsylvania and Alyssa, Grant and Liam Linardic of Montvale; and her sister, Dorothy and husband Philip Hopko of Florida. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 51 years, Thomas J. Cullen.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave. in Ramsey. Funeral service and interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to ALS Neurology at Columbia University, 710 168th St., New York, NY 10032-3784; or to the Teaneck Presbyterian Church of Teaneck, Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave Ramsey , NJ 07446
Published in Town Journal on Feb. 17, 2014