Obituary Notice: John Kupka
John Kupka, 88 of Clearfield died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at the Clearfield Hospital.
He was born Dec. 7, 1924 in Svrcinovec, Slovak Republic, a son of the late Matthew and Agnes (Garroy) Kupka.
Mr. Kupka retired from the Central Islip Psychiatric Center, Central Islip, NY after 35 years of employment.
He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church and the Jednota Lodge 333 of Grassflat. He was past commander of Herold-Tierny Post No. 1039 of the American Legion, Central Islip, Long Island, NY and a member of the Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post No. 6.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Kupka served with Company A 337th Infantry 85 Division of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his brother, Joseph Kupka of North Tonawanda, NY; a step-sister, Stella Kopec of Curwensville; an aunt, Verona Babulak of Bogny/Mueus, France; a nephew and four nieces; and a cousin, Joe Evanko, who cared for him in his later years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Nellie Kupka; two brothers, Matthew P. and Thomas Kupka; two sisters of Slovakia; three step-sisters, Anna Ondish, Pauline Coulter and Helen Nypower; and an aunt, Anna Evanko.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with Msgr. H. Desmond McGee Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the members of the Clearfield American Legion and VFW Posts’ honor guard.
Friends will be received from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund, 212 S. Front St., Clearfield.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.