Felix J. Kuper, 101, Endwell N.Y., was taken into the loving arms of his Lord last Sunday. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Teresa Kuper; siblings, Marion, Rudolph and Frank; and his first wife, Margaret Maxey.
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He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of the last 20 years, Mary Cicco-Kuper; a daughter, Arlene (Ken) Siano; granddaughters, Margaret (Bernado) DeJesus; Dorryann Ringlespaugh and Theresa Bouden; great-grandchildren, Michael and Melony, Scott and Nicholas, John, Jay, Jesse and Leana; a niece, Susan (Paul) Mayben; and grandnephew, Aaron; stepdaughter, Suzette (Edward) Warren; sisters-in-law, Lillian Cicco, Phyllis (Edward) Coleman, Marie Cicco and Jean Cicco; brother-in-law, Eugene (Celestine) Cicco; dear friends, Pat and Noreen McCaffrey, and Tom and Maryann Madrak; and ever vigilant protector and companion, German Shepherd, Ruby.
Felix served in the Army from 1940-45, where he was a Golden Gloves boxing champion for five years. He also served 30 years as a member of the Manhattan NYPD. He also enjoyed playing handball and held the title of Elks Club champion for six years.
The family would like to express its deepest appreciation and gratitude for the love and loyalty given to Felix by each of his special caregivers. The family would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to physician's assistant John Andrianos, Ellen Niu, Lourdes Regional Hospice staff, and dear and devoted friend extraordinaire, Pat Collins-Martin.
The funeral will be Friday from the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 74 N. Main St., Carbondale, with Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home
74 N Main St
Carbondale, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 20, 2014