LEWISTOWN - William J. Rupp Sr., 86, of E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died on Sept. 16, 2012, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown.
He was born on Jan. 15, 1926, in Pittsburgh.
Bill is survived by: his loving wife of 61 years, June M. Bubb Rupp; three children, Peggy Shingler Bishop, of Creston, Ohio, William J. (Vicki) Rupp Jr., of Reedsville, and Teresa M. (Steven) Herbster, of Lewistown; brothers, Robert E. Rupp, of White Plains, Md., and Thomas B. Rupp, of Hamburg; sisters, Rosalie (Thomas) Clark, of Elizabethtown, Doris (Stanley) Bachman, of Austin, Texas, and Donna (James) Goss, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Wayne Shingler III, of Columbus, Ohio, Sherri Lynn Benner, of Lewistown, Summer Bishop, of Atlanta, Ga., Allison Yoder, of Lewistown, Leigh-Ann Yoder, of State College, and Gregory Bishop, of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Blaine I. and Anne V. Clark Rupp; brother, John (Jack) Rupp, sister, Ruth E. White, son-in-law, Lt. Wayne A. Shingler Jr.; and grandson, Ethan M. Herbster.
Bill owned and operated Bill's Auto Parts. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and he was veteran of World War II.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Sept. 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with the Father William Weary officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park with graveside military honors by VFW Post 7011.
The viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Barr Funeral Home, Inc., 120 Logan Street, Lewistown with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m.
Family will provide all flowers. Memorials contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 9 N Brown St Lewistown, PA 17044
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