RUPPE, PAUL JAMES, 77
Ocala - Mr. Paul James Ruppe, 77, of Ocala, FL passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Hospice Legacy House. He was born in Houghton, MI on August 14, 1936 to parents, Joseph and Lenore (Yelland) Ruppe. Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired as an electrical engineer for Purdue University.
Paul was very active with the Boy Scouts of America for over 45 years, serving as a Commissioner for Marion County and on the North Florida Council's Committee. After moving to Ocala in 1999, he worked with Habitat for Humanity for over 12 years. He was a long time member of Our Lady of The Springs Catholic Church, where he served as a Minister of the Eucharist.
Paul is survived by his son, Terrence Ruppe (Beth) of Chicago, IL and son, John P. Ruppe (Aileen) of Naples, IT; and grandchildren, Mary Beth Gertsberg (Dan), Tim Ruppe, John Ruppe Jr., and Alejandra Ruppe.
Mass will be at Our Lady of The Springs Catholic Church on Monday, May 5th at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 352-854-2266.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 5 to May 6, 2014