Jupin, Joseph STILLWATER Joseph Jupin, 87, of Van Ness Road, entered into Heaven on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at home with his loving wife at his side. Born in Watervliet on September 27, 1925, he was son of the late John and Stephanie Rentz Jupin Sr., and was a 1943 graduate of Heatly High School. A heavy equipment operator for more than 50 years with the Operating Engineers Local 106 of Albany, Joe started his career with Charles M. Guptil Co. of Boght Corners, and had worked on many projects such as the Northway construction and the Gilboa Dam project. His specialty was operating a road grader. Joe was one of the founders of Maplewood Conservation Club of Watervliet, and secured the Club's property in Indian Lake. Joe had been active in various groups, including being a past board member of the Heldeberg Twirlers Square Dance Group, the Goodnow Flow Association, the National Rifle Association, the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, the Brookside Museum and the Lupus Foundation. Joe's passion was his family, his Adirondack home, "Camp JoVic," hunting, fishing, woodworking, carpentry and heavy equipment. He was a member of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church of Ballston Lake. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Victoria Dekan Jupin; a very special caring niece, Stephanie Jupin Darwak of Stillwater; a sister, Vera Jupin Flynn and brother-in-law, Edward Barnes, both of Watervliet and sister-in-law, Margaret Jupin Alonzo of Clifton Park. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his siblings, John Jupin Jr., Libby Jupin Diamond and Paulina Jupin Barnes. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, Stillwater. Calling hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. with Parastas services at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 12866 or Lupus Foundation of MNNY Inc., PO Box 139 Utica, NY 13503, or a
in loving memory of Joseph Jupin. Visit devito-salvadorefh.com to leave condolences and for directions.
Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 27, 2012