Retha I. Lupro (1921 - 2016)

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  • "One of my favorite ladies ever. Linda, my sympathies to you..."
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    - Mary Ruth Wilson
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Retha I. Lupro, age 94, of DuBois, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Weedville (Gardner Hill), Pa., she was the daughter of the late James B. and Jennie (Taylor) Beck.
Retha was a graduate of the Bennetts Valley High School.
In 1941, she joined the Women's Naval Reserve (WAVES) in World War II and was honorably discharged with a Communications Specialist rating in 1946.
She was married to Lewis Lupro in June 1946. He preceded her in death in July 1976.
She was employed at GTE/Sylvania in Emporium retiring from the Cost Accounting Department after 32 years of service.
She relocated to DuBois in 1990, where she became active in the DuBois Nursing Home Auxiliary, serving as president for several years. She also served as an officer of the local AARP chapter for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and she was a proud charter supporter of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc. She was a member of the Weedville Wesleyan Church. She loved traveling and toured extensively in Europe, Israel, the Caribbean and throughout the United States and Canada.
Retha is survived by two daughters, Linda Lupro of DuBois, Pa. and Sandra (Lupro) Bosnik and her husband, James of San Diego, Calif.; also three granddaughters, all of whom live in Texas: Kalli Landua and her husband, John, of Houston; Nicole Antalis of Austin and Molly Antalis of Carrollton. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald, Clifford and Glenn Beck; and two sisters, Viola Beck Reed and Arabelle Beck Reed.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the Weedville Wesleyan Church with Pastor Bryon Kleppinger officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church.
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery in Emporium, Pa.
Memorials may be sent to Weedville Wesleyan Church, 18945 Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, PA 15868 and/or the Garden Hill Community Church, 2808 Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, PA 15868.
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 4, 2016
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