Alan R. Hupchick, 78, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born April 2, 1943, in New Eagle, the son of Louis Paul and Ethel Joan Veresh Hupchick.
Al was in the first graduating class from Mon Valley Catholic High School in 1961. After high school, he spent the next three years in the U.S. Army. For numerous years, he and his family resided in Downingtown, where he was the head equipment manager and a lifetime board member for the Young Whippets Youth Football Association. Al had been employed by the former Burroughs Corporation, now Unysis, in Malvern as a computer technician, the Docutel Corporation as a field agent and at CTDI in West Chester, also in field service. After moving back to Monongahela in 2000, he was employed as a custodian for the Ringgold School District until his retirement.
Al was a member and Commander of the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk, a member of the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad, the Monongahela Veterans Council and a charter member of the Sons of Italy in Havertown. Al enjoyed watching television, especially football and military documentaries.
He is survived by his wife, Paulette Falorio Hupchick, with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage May 20, 2020; two sons, Christopher Hupchick and wife Sherry of Speers and Gregory Hupchick and wife Alyssa of West Grove; four grandchildren, Cole, Carter, Max and Maeve Hupchick; brother, Dennis Hupchick and wife Anne Marie of Wilkes Barre; sister, Barbara McVicker and husband David of Monongahela.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, in St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Monongahela. Committal services and interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad, c/o Frye Funeral Home, and can be mailed or presented at the funeral home.
The Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad will conduct services at 7 p.m. Monday evening in the funeral home.
In order to be compliant with our state guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com