Gary Rupert

Gary David Rupert

Thursday, April 27th, 1933 - Saturday, February 27th, 2021
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Gary David Rupert, 87, Chambersburg, passed away February 27, 2021 at Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg.

Born April 27, 1933 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late David T. and Helen B. Rupert.

Gary was a 1951 graduate of Chambersburg High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Shippensburg Teachers College (now Shippensburg University) and Master’s Degree from Western Maryland College. Gary taught English and Reading for Shippensburg Junior High School for 36 years, retiring in 1993. He also worked part time for Exxon.

He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserves.

He was a member of Newburg United Methodist Church, where he was a Church School Teacher, Trustee, and served on the Administrative Board.

Gary was a volunteer for Chambersburg Hospital, the former Franklin County Visitors Center, the Franklin County Heritage Center, and the Salvation Army. His favorite hobby was Baseball history.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joanna H. Rupert whom he married September 1, 1954; one son, David F. (wife Deborah) Rupert, Harrisburg; one daughter, Jane E. (husband Allan) Dutton, Lancaster; four granddaughters; one grandson; one great granddaughter; and two great grandsons.

Funeral services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Newburg, PA 17240.

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Arlene Plasterer

Posted at 11:56am
Bill and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to Joanna and family and relatives. He will be greatly missed but it is nice to have such a good person to give back their maker. Our son, Mark, text us late last night which I was quite surprised when I opened it this morning. I'm sure Gary touched many lives. He was a nice person and well liked.

Bill and Arlene Plasterer and family


Harold Best Posted at 06:29pm

Sorry for the loss Gary was a great man. Prays fprall.

carey garland

Posted at 08:44pm
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I worked with him during the summers at Esso sta. #557, Blue Mountain. I will remember his quick wit.

Carey Garland

Kathleen Kerr

Posted at 07:59pm
Joanna and family so sorry to get the news of Gary's passing. He will be welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. Peace and love, Ron and Kathy Kerr.

Dennis Kunkleman

Posted at 05:56pm
Very sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Rupert. God bless the Rupert family in this time of sorrow.

Dennis Kunkleman
Class of “69”


John Ile

Posted at 02:56pm
Joanna, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Gary. I know this is a difficult time for you. You enjoyed a long life together and so you have a lot of memories. God bless you in this time of need.
John Ile

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