E. Ruth Paulitz, 82, wife of Frederick P. Paulitz of North
Ridge Road, Ipswich, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 following
a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She is now dancing and
playing cards with the Angels.
Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania October 29, 1930, she was the
daughter of the late William Frederick Cody and Rhea Belle
(Bentley) Minner. The last surviving Minner of her
generation, she was preceded in death by her siblings,
Walter, Bill, Margaret, Edna Mae, Shirley Jean and Bob.
She grew up in
New Castle, and worked
briefly for Ma Bell in the days of telephone switchboards.
She met and married Fred Paulitz and they moved to
Ipswich in 1961 where they raised their family.
Fred and Ruth enjoyed square dancing and round dancing for
many years. Ruth enjoyed volunteering at the Ipswich Humane
Group and working the polls for the local elections.
In addition to her husband of fifty-one years, she is
survived by four children, Frederick F. Paulitz and his wife
Shannon Hurley of Henniker, NH, Theresa A. Paulitz Dailey
and her partner Edward Aazooes of St. Thomas, USVI,
Mary-Jean Paulitz and her wife Shelley Mathewson of
Portland, Oregon, and William G. Paulitz and his wife
Patricia of Ipswich, and two grandchildren Rowan W. and Reid
G. Paulitz both of Ipswich.
Her funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, May 11
at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home,
6 High Street,
Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to the Ipswich Humane
Group, PO Box
873, Ipswich MA 01938.