1925 - 2019

Ruth Kupperschlag  
Ruth Kupperschlag born in Solingen, Germany on March 3, 1925, was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Kupperschlag, and Anna Isaac Kupperschlag, and her sister, Marion. Ruth worked for Intelsat in Washington DC for 20 years before she retired and then was an associate at Rizik's. As a lover of classical music, Ruth was a loyal supporter of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra for several decades and was a Board member of the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria. Ruth was recognized as the SOLA Volunteer of the Year in 2009, and over the years provided her many talents to SOLA's formal balls, directory and monthly newsletter.  Ruth died on August 22, 2019, and is survived by her cousins, Michael and Ronny Wisbrun of Holland.  A tribute to Ruth will be held in Chadwicks, 203 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314 today.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, 700 N Fairfax St #501, Alexandria, VA 22314, or to a favorite charity.
Published by The Washington Post on Nov. 5, 2019.
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I still think of Ruth often, such an interesting life she had. I´m grateful to have known her.
Colleen Hairston
October 30, 2021
For anyone who hadn't seen Ruth in a while, here's a picture taken when we met for lunch on July 5, 2019.
Colleen Hairston
November 13, 2019
I will miss Ruth. I met Ruth at Watergate at Landmark where she edited the newsletter I helped draft. She was a meticulous editor and didn't miss a thing. We stayed friends after I left Watergate and she moved moved from Watergate. Ruth had quite a life and I enjoyed hearing about her many experiences, especially her extensive travel. I'll miss Ruth's direct delivery - I always knew exactly how she felt and her position on the issue at hand. I will miss our talks and her kindness to me.
Colleen Hairston
November 12, 2019
Ruth is one of the original staff of the old Intelsat. She takes pride in doing her job well. It saddens me to hear of her death - as part of the old Intelsat I remember fondly. May she rest in peace.
Rosa Liu
November 8, 2019
So very sorry to learn of Ruth's passing. May she Rest In Peace. My condolences to her cousins. For His Sake.
JoAnne McCaskill Stewart
November 8, 2019
Ruth was a very nice person that I know her to be a dedicated translation excepert. We often meet at conferences overseas and I enjoyed her friendly personality. My condolences
Omar Atia
November 8, 2019
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