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Timothy Carlton Rupp

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Timothy Carlton Rupp
Timothy Carlton Rupp, 75, of Allentown died Saturday, December 28, in St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem. He was born in Quakertown, son of the late Rev. William J. and Pauline (Stump) Rupp and a younger brotherof the late William J. Rupp Jr. Tim was a graduate of Parkland High School and was an agent for Railway Express Agency in Souderton until called for service in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Carolinas and Georgia prior to a year with the 7th Administration Company, Camp Casey, Korea. He graduated from Ursinus College, majoring in history and was named Chapter Scholar by the faculty members in his senior year. He did graduate study in church history at Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusettsand studied architectural history at Harvard University summer school. He was an instructor in history at Emerson College, Boston in the 1970s. He assisted with research for two books on television history by two different authors. He was self-employed in antiques and collectibles prior to his retirement in 2009. Mr. Rupp grew up in the United Church of Christ congregations at Trinity Great Swamp, Spinnerstown; Jordon Church,Walberts; and Zwingli Church, Souderton. He regularly attended worship services at Phoebe Apartments, Allentown where he lived and was known for his friendliness and helpfulness with fellow residents. Survivors: He is survived by his sister Barbara L. wife of Sidney Finkelstein of Safety Harbor, Florida; his sister-in-law Barbara S. Rupp,Macungie; his niece Catherine R. Holm wife of Eric, their son Mason and daughter Madelin of Kutztown. Services: A memorial service will be held Friday, January 3, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the 4th floor community room at Phoebe Apartments, 1901 W. Linden St., Allentown. Private graveside services will be held at Ziegels Union Church Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Phoebe Ministries, 1925 Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104. The Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Inc., Kutztown in charge of arrangements.To express permanent online words of comfort please visit

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 1, 2014
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