Even into his 90s, Rudy was active with Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE). He organized international conferences in Thailand and Africa, and he edited the CURE newsletter, injecting restorative justice approaches for prisons in many countries. CURE is a non-governmental organization connected to the United Nations. Rudy and Betty attended many CURE meetings at the UN.
The Cypsers were longtime members of Pax Christi and received an award for outstanding achievement from Pax Christi Metro New York. They received the award along with Martin Sheen, the well-known actor and human rights activist. Having a cosmic vision, they admired the Jesuit mystic Teilhard de Chardin and wrote a book about him.
Rudy and Betty had a strong identification with Maryknoll. They lived in Katonah, near the Maryknoll Center, and were leaders of the Westchester Affiliate Chapter for many years. Rudy often spoke of Maryknoll values, especially compassion for others. Betty earned a Masters Degree in Theology from Maryknoll Seminary. Rudy and Betty both worked at the Maryknoll Pachemama Farm and distributed food grown there to nearby food programs for the needy. Rudyʼs funeral was held at Maryknoll Seminary.
Rudy had a PhD degree in electrical engineering, held very responsible positions with IBM for many years, and published two engineering textbooks.