Ruth Lutzky of Atlanta died Jan. 18, 2013 at the age of 86.

Candle 2She was born Oct. 6, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Lutzky, of blessed memory. Mrs. Lutzky graduated with a B.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.A. from Hofstra University.

In 1955, she moved with her husband to Oceanside, N.Y., where she raised her four children. She was involved in many volunteer organizations, including Hadassah, where she served two terms of presidency.

She and her husband moved in 1998 to Atlanta, where they became active members at Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Lifespan. Her intellectual curiosity was reflected in her lifelong love of reading, attendance in classes and participation in civic and religious events.

She is survived by her children: Barbara and Stuart Packer, Ira and Paula Lutzky, Paula and David Coplon and Linda and Ed Lopez. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Mitchell (Carrie), Rachel (Jason), Ben (Georgia), David, Jessica, Andra, Michael, Molly, Cheryl, Jonathan, Daniel, Andrew and Eric; as well as her three great-granddaughters: Charlotte, Madison and Alexandra.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hadassah, Oceanside, 430 De Mott Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Sign online guest book at edressler.com. A graveside service was held Mon., Jan. 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, N.Y. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.