Ruth Elizabeth (Schlick) Kippola

Kippola, Ruth Elizabeth (Schlick)

Ruth Elizabeth (Schlick) Kippola, 71, of Newfield, NY, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Oak Hill Manor, Ithaca, NY. She was born August 20, 1941 in Ithaca, NY to Lillian E. (Pakkala) and Howard F. Schlick. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frederick R. Kippola; her three children, Richard (Debra) Kippola of Trumansburg, NY, David (Kristen) Kippola of Novi, MI, and Laura (Thomas) Dorward of Lansing, NY; her grandchildren, Mitchell, Zachary, Christopher & Jakob Kippola and Elizabeth Dorward; her brother, Robert (Aileen) Schlick; brother-in-law & sisters-in-Law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth enjoyed her children and once said they were one of the greatest joys in her life. She was blessed with watching them grow and traveling with them all over the country seeing and sharing the beauty of nature. She enjoyed vacationing in the Adirondacks, The Thousand Islands, but her most favorite place was Saratoga Springs to watch and play the ponies. Prior to her retirement she was part owner of the family business that she ran with her husband. The family invites friends to call Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral will be held Monday, December 3, 2012, at the Newfield United Methodist Church in Newfield, NY at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Newfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850; the Newfield Public Library, Main St, Newfield, NY 14867; or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Published in Ithaca Journal from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012