RUPRECHT Matthew Brian Ruprecht, age 33, March 18, 1979 to December 15, 2012. Matthew Brian Ruprecht, died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 15, 2012 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. He had lived on Kauai since 2005. Matt was born in Columbus, Ohio to Signe Ann Larson and Thomas George Ruprecht. His mother, Signe, preceded him in death in 2007. He is survived by his father, Tom of Cape Coral, FL; his sister, Michelle Larson Ruprecht of Santa Cruz, CA; his nieces, Ana and Elsie Hulin, also of Santa Cruz; and his beloved partner, Erin Orshal of Kauai, HI. Matt graduated from Westerville North High School (Ohio), and attended The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College. Matt will be most remembered as a gentle soul with a unique sense of humor. He enjoyed living a simple life, and loved the beauty, pace, and spirit of Kauai. Memorial service will be conducted in California on January 12, and in Kauai on January 19. Contact Tom at email@example.com, Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Erin at email@example.com for additional information on memorial services.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 27, 2012