Robert Harvey Kulp, Sr.

Robert Harvey Kulp, Sr., 74, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away Friday, June 9th, in Roanoke.

He was born in Bally, on November 6th, 1931, was the son of the late Edgar and Mamie Kulp of that community.

Mr. Kulp was a member of Roanoke's Second Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.

He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1953 and served as an officer and reservist in the United States Navy. He was manager and a vice-president of the A.G. Edwards Brokerage firm in Roanoke for many years and was a trusted financial advisor to a multitude of clients. He served as president and as a board member of the History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia and was instrumental in the establishment of the O. Winston Link Museum, a national repository of Mr. Link's photographic chronicle of steam railroading.

Bob loved nature in all of its aspects particularly, gardening, birding, and wildflowers and enjoyed poetry and spending time with family and friends at "Rippling Glen" the family cabin in the hills outside of Roanoke.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Baker Kulp and four children: daughters Kemp Kulp Renninger and husband Jeff, Koiner Kulp Thomas and husband Matt, Katie Kulp Jones and husband Dennis, and son Robert Harvey Kulp, Jr. and wife Patti. There are nine grandchildren: Kathryn Renninger; Alden and Avery Thomas; Bethany, Elizabeth and Meredith Jones; Erin Grace, Natalie and Caroline Kulp.

He is also survived by his brother Willis Kemp Kulp and wife Evie of Greeley, Colorado and sister Miriam Kulp Smith and husband Gene of Bally; also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Watt and Sugar Ellett, Lou Harper, Albert and Koiner Ellett, Ralph and Lee Baker and many nieces and nephews.

Although Bob lived in and enjoyed Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley most of his adult life Bally, Butter Valley and his Pennsylvania Dutch roots were ever close to his heart.

Gregory K. Carl

Gregory K. Carl, 50, of East Greenville, died in February at his home.

Services will be held June 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lobachsville.

Samuel Martin Ruoss

Samuel Martin Ruoss, 62, of Gilbertsville, died Tuesday, June 6 in Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia.

He was the husband of Frances Ruoss, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late Elmer Victor Ruoss, Sr. and Anna E. (Zueno) Ruoss.

A master tool and die maker, he was employed by Accellent Inc., formerly Uniform Tube of Collegeville for 42 years, retiring in 2005.

Ruoss was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving from 1960-1964. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Frederick and the Biker's Church, Boyertown, the American Legion and the Boyertown Rod and Gun Club.

He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. and the Leni Lenape Pistol Club. Ruoss was a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Reading Motorcycle Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Chris Ruoss and her significant other, David T. Cole of Sayre; Katharine Ruoss-Naumenko, and her husband David J. Naumenko, Mont Clare.

Three brothers: George C. Ruoss, and his wife, Ruth of Yuma, Arizona; Martin S. Ruoss, and his wife, Helen of Red Hill; Elmer V. Ruoss, Jr. and his wife, Jackie of Boyertown; one sister, Janice C. Freimann and her husband, Rudolph of Boyertown.

Two grandchildren: Samantha and Megan Cole of Sayre; a goddaughter, Daisy Freimann.

Also his aunt, Barb Young and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers and/or contributions may be sent to assist the family at this difficult time.

Interment was in St. Luke's Church Cemetery, Frederick.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The arrangmenets were handled by the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Pottstown.

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