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Charles J. Kupper Jr.


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Charles J. Kupper Jr. Obituary
Charles J. Kupper, Jr.

AGE: 87 • Islamorada, FL and Normandy Beach, NJ

The Lord has recalled one of his own, Charles J. Kupper, Jr., age 87, of Islamorada, FL and Normandy Beach, NJ on June 13, 2017. He has joined his late father, Colonel Charles Kupper, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Municipal Engineer for many of the County's Townships, and mother, Margret Kupper. Charles passed away at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ with family members at his bedside. He was born in Plainfield, NJ and has lived in Islamorada, FL for the past 15 years and Normandy Beach, NJ for several years. A graduate of St. Peter's High School in Dunellen, NJ, Charles went on to the Newark School of Engineering and received his Master's degree from the University of Alabama. He served with distinction as a Combat Engineer in the United States Army during the Korean War in both Germany and France where he instructed troops in the deployment of Bailey Bridges to cross rivers and streams rapidly under emergency conditions. Upon return from service he joined his family in engineering, and later became owner and operator of Kupper Engineering in Dunellen, NJ for many years. He was the engineering officer for the Township of Brick in the 1960's and 1970's. He owned Kupper Airport in Manville, NJ until 1987. He again answered the call of service as an Emergency Engineer for FEMA following the Northridge Earthquake (1994) helping to rebuild Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego. He and his unit received a Presidential Citation from President Clinton for reconstruction services for Power and Water rendered to his fellow Americans. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 399 in Ortley Beach and the Moose Lodge 2151 in Islamorada, FL. Surviving are his son Peter Kupper and his wife Kris of Mantoloking and grandsons Zach and Hunter Kupper. The family will receive relatives and friends for a memorial gathering on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 4-7 pm at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Rd., Brick, NJ 08723. A memorial service will begin at 6:30 pm Thursday evening. Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 399, 1801 Bay Blvd., Ortley Beach, NJ 08751. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.weatherheadyoung.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 18, 2017
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