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Feb. 25, 1915 – May 18, 2013

Ruth Lippes, the widow of prominent Buffalo attorney Thomas Lippes, died Saturday at the Weinberg Campus, Getzville. She was 98.

Born in Rochester, the former Ruth Landsman came to Buffalo with her family as a child. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School.

Mrs. Lippes was a longtime volunteer at the former E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital and a member of the former Temple Emanuel.

She also was active in Hadassah.

Mrs. Lippes enjoyed dancing and playing bridge, which she said kept her mind sharp. She continued jogging into her 80s.

Her husband of 59 years died in 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald S. and Richard J.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Sisterhood Chapel at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.