John Rupczyk Jr.

Born: Sat., Feb. 16, 1924
Died: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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John Rupczyk Jr., 95, of Sugar Grove, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehab Center in Warren.

John was born February 16, 1924, in Sugar Grove, PA, a son to the late John and Sophie Rupczyk Sr. He served in the US Army during WWII in the 517th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper. John was a hero to many and was recognized with three Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, an Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart, just to name a few. After returning home, he went to work at the Youngsville Furniture Factory and eventually the Jamestown Metal Corp. where he was a welder for 30 plus years. John was a member of the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758, Sugar Grove AMVETS, the Harmony Riders and the P.O.N.Y. Association. He enjoyed archery hunting and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his daughters, Nancy (John) Saullo of Russell and Sandra (Kenneth) Peterson of Midland Park, NJ; his grandchildren, Ellin (Rory) Saullo-Kightlinger, Jacob (Sara) Saullo, Brendan Peterson and Shane Peterson; his great-grandchildren, Rosalee Saullo, Jayden and Jaxon Kightlinger and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Swanson Rupczyk, two sisters, Ella Wozniak and Kate Flasher and 5 brothers, his twin brother, Frederick, as well as, Marion, Anthony, Stanley and an infant brother.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12pm at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 314 North Main Street, Youngsville, PA 16371. An hour of visitation will be held from 11-12pm prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758, 169 Creek Rd., PO Box 386, Sugar Grove, PA 16350.

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Dylan Hunt
   Posted Mon December 02, 2019
Ellie and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss, may you cherish the memories that you had with him, he will be dearly and greatly missed by so many people. My Deepest and Sincere Condolence's are with you guys thru this difficult time.

Cousin of Ellie and Rory Kightlinger

Brendan Peterson
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019


Gilkinson family
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019
I am so sorry to hear the passing of John. My family hauled cattle for him for many years. He was a great man! Prayers, from the Gilkinsons

Tom Abbott
   Posted Sat December 14, 2019
Peace and prayers to all Sandy.

Marcia Taylor
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
To all of Mr. Rupczyk's family, I just want to thank all of you for letting me have the privilege of taking care of your dad/grandpa. He was a very special man and in my 25 years of working with the elderly, I never met such a great guy. He liked to act grumpy but he had the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. His family was his world as we talked about you daily. His love for all of you was as deep as it gets. He is now with the love of his life but he will never ever be forgotten. He left a big impact on my life and a very special place in my heart.

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