YORK David William Bupp, born in York, on November 13, 1938, to C. Louis and Miriam Trimmer Bupp, died September 25, 2010, at York Hospital at the age of 71. He was a graduate of Dickinson College where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1963 the same year he received his J.D in Law from Dickinson School of Law and the Abel Klaw Prize for Trial Advocacy. He received his master of law degree from Georgetown University in 1966 while working in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals for the Middle District of PA, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the District of Columbia. He began his career in 1964 with the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at the Headquarters of the Military District of Washington. Over the next 4 years, he served as Attorney for the United States Soldiers' Home and Counsel for the Department of Army Physical Evaluation Board at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was awarded the Army Commendation medal for meritorious service as legal counsel for soldiers with physical impediments and injuries received in Vietnam. He had earned the rank of Captain at the time that he resigned his commission. He returned to York, to go into private practice in 1967, and was a founding member of the law firm of Blakey, Yost, Bupp, and Rausch LLP. From 1970 to 1974, he served as York City Solicitor during Mayor Eli Eichelberger's administration. Mr. Bupp was highly regarded for his talents in the areas of business law and finance. He served as counsel to both lenders and borrowers and was involved in complex financings completed in the York area. His expertise extended from traditional commercial financing to industrial development and municipal bond issues. He also concentrated in the areas of business acquisition, real estate and real estate finance. He was a member of the American, Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations and served as President of the York County Bar in 1988. He served as Director of the Board of the Strand-Capital Performing Arts Center from 1988 to 1995. He was a member of the Lafayette Club, Country Club of York, Kiwanis Club of York, and Susquehanna Yacht Club and he was also very proud of his role as the nominating liaison for Georgetown University for college applicants from York County. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Frances (Amey) Bupp of York; a daughter, Elizabeth A. 'Elsbeth' Bupp, currently of Scottsdale, Arizona; and son, Matthew C. Bupp, and his wife, Goksen, of York. He is also survived by his sister, Karen Wright, and her, husband Robert, of New Jersey. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of York, 225 E. Market St., with his Pastor, the Rev. Dr. John E. Morgan, officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St., York (the former Hahn Home). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Strand-Capital Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York, PA 17401; York Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603; or to First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. KuhnerAssociates.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 28, 2010