Francis Chupick
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Obituary of Francis L. Chupick

Francis L. Chupick, 88, of Succasunna, NJ passed away on May 14, 2020 after a short stay at Morristown Medical Center . He was born on June 30, 1931 in Reading, PA to the late James and Catherine (McDonald) Chupick. After graduating High School, he served in the Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged and went to college at Kutztown University on the G.I. Bill. At Kutztown, Francis took advantage of the opportunity and excelled in all subjects. One day art student Barbara Spangenberg invited him to a Dave Brubeck concert. “Chup” and “Spange,” as they were known by their friends, would later marry. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Chup graduated with honors, and while in the early part of his career teaching at The Pingry School, he earned a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Rutgers University. He settled in Succasunna where he raised three sons and taught math, statistics, and computer science at Roxbury High School for over 30 years. Well-read, and passionate about his interests, Chup played trumpet as a young man, and later taught himself photography, the art of stained glass, and was skilled in a number of strategy games, especially chess. He was a charter member (1957) of the nationally recognized premiere Drum and Bugle Corp, the Reading Buccaneers. He continued on for 8 years and was elected to that organization's Hall of Fame in 2006. He always found time for his children and taught them the importance of hard work and respect. One spring, he had the pleasure of coaching two of his sons on the same baseball team. His family will always remember the time they begged him for an outdoor pool, which he purchased for them without even knowing how to swim, but eventually taught himself. To everyone who knew him, Chup was known for his integrity, kindness, and fairness to others. Upon his retirement, Chup and his wife opened You’re Not in Kansas Anymore, a boutique in Chester, NJ which they owned and managed successfully for over 20 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Chupick; three devoted sons, Jonathan Chupick, James Chupick, and Jason Chupick; six cherished grandchildren, Madeline, Carly, Miles, Henry, Elodie, and Tyler; and by many other loving family members, friends, and colleagues. Services for Francis will be held privately by his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eleventh Hour Rescue.
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