SAN ANGELO Charles Thomas (Tom) DuPuis, 79, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 14, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas. Tom was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Sept. 28, 1934. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he was an airman first class, serving as an air traffic controller. After serving with the Air Force, Tom became an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. He retired in 2003. Tom loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed travel, camping, hunting and water sports throughout his life. He was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren. He had just returned from Port Aransas where he fished offshore with family last weekend. Tom loved card playing especially poker and black jack. For years, he traveled to Las Vegas to participate in card tournaments. Tom was a loving and caring husband who met his wife, Sandra Gerber, in San Angelo. They were married Jan. 21, 1990. Tom is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra (Gerber) DuPuis; daughters Debbie DuPuis Almond of Austin, Linda DuPuis-Rosen of Hayward, California, Bonnie Grubbs of Tyler and Catherine Dowling of Fort Hood; stepson Perry McClintock of Austin; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many close friends. The family requests that any memorials be made to the
. Tom's obituary and online guestbook may be signed at robertmassie.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from July 17 to July 18, 2014