Alan R. Hupchick
1943 - 2021
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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.

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Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 17, 2021.
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April 20, 2021
matt menna
April 20, 2021
So sad to learn of Alan's passing. It was a pleasure to get to know both Alan and his sister, Barb, as they were coming to Lifeline. My sympathies go out to the family.
Denise Sorrentino
April 17, 2021
Paulette, you have my deepest sympathy. We go back many years.
William Basile
April 17, 2021
May you all hold the memories of Alan close to your hearts. Alan and I were teammates on the first,first team at Mon Valley Catholic.The last time I saw Alan was at the 25th anniversary of the team.He was a year ahead of me but we became friends at school and on the field.He was a good teammate and an intense player.He respected the game and stayed with the rules of fair play and good sportsmanship.Blessed are they who mourn for you will be comforted.I want you to know that my prayers will be with you and that I will lift Alan up to our Lord.With Regards,Tony Cosgrove
Charles Cosgrove
April 17, 2021
A. Hupchick, Sen, C. Bartolotta, J. P. Smith at 2017 Ladies G.A.R. memorial ceremony.
I met Mr. Hupchick through Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. A true patriot throughout his life, he taught through his actions. We were honored he both participated and attended Starkweather Circle Ladies G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) annual memorial ceremonies for veterans at the Aquatorium across the years. Deepest condolences to his family including sister Barbara and all blessed to have known him. In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
Dorothy Frye Walker
April 17, 2021
So sorry to hear of Alan's passing. Prayers to you and family.
Donna Bozic
April 17, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences.So very sorry for your loss.Hugs and prayers sent,
Joyce and Bill Eckels
April 16, 2021
Dear Dennis and Family
Please accept our Sincere Condolences in the passing of your Brother. Please know a Vietnam Vet goes straight to Heaven and takes our THANKS and GRATITUDE with them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michael and Berenice Starinsky Castellana
April 16, 2021
Paulette, I am so sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. I offer my sincerest condolences. I just wished him a happy birthday. Cherish your memories.
With love, Carole Sue Vargo Opielowski
Carole Opielowski
April 16, 2021
Dear Paulette, Chris and Greg,

I am so sorry for your loss. Facing the death of a loved one is so very difficult. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers as you mourn. May God give you comfort and peace.

Cousin Rosie
Rose Falorio
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