Betsie A. Rutolo August 26, 1947 - July 29, 2022

Betsie A. Rutolo, 74, of Kutztown, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, in her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of James R. Rutolo.  They would have been married for 30 years this October.  Betsie was born in Reading. She was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines and Kiwi Airlines for 28 years before retiring in 1998. Betsie led the flight attendant and machinist union caravan in 89’ protesting Lorenzo’s takeover of Eastern Airlines. She was very passionate about this endeavor and loved her career. Betsie and her husband owned and operated Rita’s Italian Ice, Northampton from 2005 – 2014. Betsie was avid gardener, enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, and was a huge football fan especially when it comes to Penn State or the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors: Husband, daughter, Beige R. Zinkler and her husband Kyle D. of Allentown; grandson, Everett Zinkler.

Services: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown. Call 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: In honor of her cats Tanner and Lucy contributions may be made to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare 1165 Island Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042.

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