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Theresa "Tessie" Krupa Gauntlett
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1915
Llewellyn
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 17, 1996
Orwigsburg
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA

Stefania Krupa, daughter of Jan and Rozalia (Tuczek) Krupa, was born in Llewellyn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on 26 November 1915. Baptized as Stefania at St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church in Minersville, Pennsylvania on 12 December 1915, she was known to her neighbors and friends as "Theresa Krupa" and to her family as "Tessie" or "Tess".

Her father, Jan, who had immigrated from Poland, worked as an explosives expert in the coal mines. Although he was never injured while performing this dangerous work, he would eventually succumb to black lung disease in June of 1942.

As a child growing up in Minersville, Tess attended the local schools. On 17 Sep 1941, she married Kenneth Earl Gauntlett at St. Stanislaus. Kenny and Tess welcomed their first child, Kenneth William Gauntlett, followed by daughter, Patricia, and son, James Earl Gauntlett.

They lived, for many years, in Minersville, and Kenny became the owner and operator of several large trucking companies associated with the coal industry.

Their daughter Pat (Patricia A. Beare, Ph.D.), became an internationally respected expert in adult nursing, and served on the nursing faculty at LSU's Health Sciences Center in New Orleans until her retirement.

Tessie passed away 17 May 1996, and is buried with her parents, John and Rose Krupa, in Row M, Lot #257 at the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery on Llewellyn Road, Minersville, Pennsylvania.

Her twin brothers, Thomas and Frank Krupa, who died in infancy, are buried nearby in Row N, Lot #264 with William "Bill" Allar, the husband of Tessie's oldest sister, Mary.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jan ("John") Krupa (1881 - 1942)
  Rozalia Tuczek Krupa (1884 - 1962)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Krupa Allar (1907 - 1995)*
  Sophia Krupa Haney (1909 - 1995)*
  Estelle Stella Krupa Hock (1911 - 1999)*
  Frances J Krupa Boran (1913 - 2012)*
  Theresa Krupa Gauntlett (1915 - 1996)
  Genevieve M Krupa Snyder (1918 - 1997)*
  Edward J Krupa (1921 - 2005)*
  Francizk Krupa (1924 - 1926)*
  Tomash Krupa (1924 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Stanislaus #2 Cemetery
Minersville
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Row M, Lot #257
 
Created by: lesnyder1
Record added: Mar 08, 2011
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Theresa Tessie <i>Krupa</i> Gauntlett
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Theresa Tessie <i>Krupa</i> Gauntlett
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Theresa Tessie <i>Krupa</i> Gauntlett
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 Added: Aug. 26, 2013
 
 
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