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 John Joseph “JJ” Rupar, Jr

John Joseph “JJ” Rupar, Jr

Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Death 29 Oct 2012 (aged 71)
Burial Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100126731 · View Source
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John "JJ" Joseph Rupar, Jr., 71, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at home after a long illness.

Mr. Rupar was born June 26, 1941 in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was the son of John Joseph, Sr. and Glenna (Strole) Rupar. He attended local schools and graduated from Pittsburg H.S. and Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1967.

Mr. Rupar served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in October 1969.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bunny) Rupar of the home. Two sons, Chris Rupar and wife Stacey of Fayetteville, Ar., Ryan Rupar and wife Christa and granddaughter, Kyah of Carl Junction, Mo.

Jay taught high school physics and other math classes for Joplin RVIII school district for 29 years. He retired on May 22, 1996.

Jay was a long time member of The American International Amateur Radio Relay Leagues with the call letters K0ETC.

He was a member of Theta Tau Fraternity, Kappa MU Epsilon Society, National Forensic League and the American Contract Bridge League. He was an ardent fan of NASCAR Racing, loved to go on cruises and enjoyed playing cards with friends and doing crossword puzzles.

Services and a time of sharing memories of Jay's life will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, Kansas. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at 12:00 noon in the mortuary chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri

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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100126731
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Joseph “JJ” Rupar, Jr (26 Jun 1941–29 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100126731, citing Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 46987993) .