OSSINING, N.Y. Ruloff Frederic Kip Jr., a former longtime resident of Ossining, died Sept. 26 in his hometown of Montclair, N.J. He was 90.
Kip graduated from College High School in 1938, Phillip's Andover Academy in 1939, Princeton University in 1943 and George Washington University Law School. While in law school, he met Barbara Boyle and they married in 1950.
During World War II, Kip served in the Navy and was one of three officers who survived the sinking of the last Atlantic destroyer escort. He also participated in the capture of the U505 and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Kip lived in Ossining for more than 50 years and was a member of St. Paul's Choir and the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. He volunteered at the Ossining Food Pantry and IFCA Housing Network.
Additionally, Kip and his wife traveled to Haiti multiple times to build community support for a Haitian health care initiative. A patent attorney, Kip worked in the intellectual property division of AT&T for 24 years.
He was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by five children, Stephanie, Nick, Carlotta, Phelps and Katrinka; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
According to his wishes, there will be no funeral service. A memorial service for friends and family will be held in Ossining at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.
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