November 25, 1930 - September 08, 2009
Robert Czupryn, 78, of Kendallville died Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 10:05 a.m. in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.
Mr. Czupryn had lived in the Kendallville area since 1958, coming from Martinsville. He graduated from Hirsch High School in Chicago where he was one of their best football players. He received his bachelors degree from Purdue University and his masters degree from Indiana University. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Germany.
He was a teacher for 36 years, with 1 ½ years spent in Martinsville. For the remainder of his career, he taught Industrial Arts at Kendallville Middle School and Building Trades at East Noble High School. He also was a drivers education teacher and taught one year of Physical Education while at East Noble.
He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville, Alpha Sigma Phi, and the Indiana State Teachers Association. He enjoyed woodworking, tennis, golf, watching football, and spending 16 winters in Florida. He always looked forward to his Wednesday night card club. He and his wife enjoyed traveling across the US and overseas.
He was born November 25, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Stanley and Lucy (Novak) Czupryn. On January 21, 1956, in Wolcottville, he married Joan Dallas.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Czupryn of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mark Dillon of Rochester, Michigan; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kurt Czupryn of Houston, Texas and Brad and Cindy Czupryn of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Joe Czupryn, Michael Czupryn, Nathan Dillon, and Mike Dillon; and two sisters, Stella Gauzaski of Chicago and Rita Mazurek of McAllen, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Tunney and three brothers, Eddie Czupryn, Otto Czupryn, and Ritchie Czupryn.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Pastor G. Scott Pattison of Trinity Church United Methodist officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Honorary casketbearers will be Chuck Bahler and Robert Marley. Active casketbearers will be Joe Czupryn, Michael Czupryn, Nathan Dillon, Mike Dillon, Joe Freed and Adam Young.
Calling is Friday, September 11, 2009, from 4 to 8 pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Preferred memorials are to Parkview Noble Home Health & Hospice.
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Bob was my teacher and I enjoyed his classes. I have used all he taught me to take care of my home. My deepest condolences.
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. John says that Bob was one of the nicest men he has ever met and remembers going to school with you. Of course I remember you as a bridge player and you were our neighbors for several years. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. John and Barb
BOB WAS MY TEACHER IN SCHOOL, AND A GOOD FRIEND. WOOD SHOP AND METAL SHOP WAS FUN. GOD HAS CALLED HIM HOME. REST WELL MY FRIEND
One of the best teachers and coach I had growing up in Kendallville. A person that you will always remember and look up to in life. My thoughts and prayers for the famliy.
I was so saddened to hear about Bob's passing. I'll always remember his quick smile and booming voice - generally directed at Karen and me when we'd done something we shouldn't have! ;) But he was always so supportive with an encouraging word and made me feel a part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.