William D. Pupa of Hughestown passed away Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center with his daughter Lisa at his side.
Born Aug. 7, 1925, in Cork Lane (Pittston), he was the son of the late Dominick and Domenica Starna Pupa.
He worked as a carpenter with various companies and also was employed by the Pocono Downs Race Track for 44 years.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served on the battleship USS JOY.
Bill belonged to AM Vet's Post 189, Dupont, where he served as commander for one year. He was also a member of the Dupont VFW, Polish American Citizens Club of Dupont and several other social clubs in the area.
He was an avid bowler and gardener. Bill took great pride in his annual tradition of canning his hot peppers, which will be missed by his friends who were brave enough to eat them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Bill "Honey" Pupa will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years, the former Janet Andrews of Taylor. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Gregory Menichini of White Haven; Lisa Menichini and her companion, Michael Kivac, of Pocono Ridge; and Bill's beloved granddaughter, Meesha.
Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.
GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC
700 TOWNSHIP BLVD PITTSTON, PA 18640
Published in Times Leader on July 9, 2013