John Anthony Kupets (1926 - 1998)

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Death: Died in Republic, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Educator
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About John Anthony Kupets

John A. Kupets, 71, of Republic, died Thursday, November 19, 1998, in his home. He was born December 15, 1926, a son of John and Mary Karpus Kupets.

Mr. Kupets was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society in Republic. He was a 1945 graduate of Redstone Township High School, received a bachelor of science degree in administration from Waynesburg College, and a masters of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Kupets retired from California Area High School, where he worked for more than 33 years. He served as high school teacher, business manager, secretary of the school board, maintenance supervisor, principal and acting superintendent. He received a certificate from Fayette County Civil Defense School. He was veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as sergeant first class and chief supply specialist in World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Kupets had served as football, basketball and baseball coach for schools and organizations and in 1975, he took California Area High School Baseball Team to the W.P.I.A.L. He was past president of St. George Jr. Tamboritizans Parent Organization. He served as notary public, Redstone Township auditor, past secretary of Republic Volunteer Fire Department, a longtime member of Pennsylvania State Education Association, and treasurer of the cafeteria fund at California Area High School. Mr. Kupets was a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, Uniontown Council, a member Jednota Lodge of Republic and the Eagles Club of Connellsville. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 of Uniontown, Hopwood and AMVETS Post 103. He was a member of Phi Sigma fraternity and Delta Pi Epsilon Honorary Business Fraternity. For the past ten years, he had served as president of Fayette County Baseball League.

On June 6, 1953, he married Martha Ann Skowronek, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, John "Dan" Kupets of Uniontown and Mark Kupets of Gaithersburg, Md.; six daughters, Rosemary Hogan of Merrittstown, Janine Holbrook of Alexandria, Va., Martha West of Roanoke, Va., Rita Kelly of Gaithersburg, Md., Trudy Bennett of Bloomsburg and Kristen Luna of Arlington, Va.; 20 grandchildren, John Casey, Katie, Kara, Mark Justin, Ashley, Courtney and Christopher Kupets, Jenna Houston, James and Joshua Hogan, John Wesley Holbrook, Johnathan, Mary Katherine, and Martha Claire West, Matthew and Lindsey Kelly and Alessandro, Kylan, and Marissa Luna; two brothers, James Kupets of Rolla, Mo., and George Kupets Fallstown, Md. Deceased are a granddaughter, Constance Kelly; four brothers, Edward, Joseph, William and Charles Kupets; and a sister, Anne Mihok.

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John Kupets's Timeline

December 15, 1926
June 6, 1953
Age 26
Grindstone, Pennsylvania, United States
November 19, 1998
Age 71
Republic, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States