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William "Frank" RupertJanuary 2, 1934 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 83)
William "Frank" Rupert, 83, of Kittanning, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Born January 2, 1934 in Garretts Run, he was the son of John D. and Sara B. (Lerner) Rupert. On April 10, 1953, Frank married the former Nancy L. Rodgers, she survives. Frank was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Manorville, where he served on council and sang in the choir. For a few years, Frank worked for Valentine & Todd Tow Boat and J.K. Davidson Tow Boat, moving coal along the Allegheny. He then worked for Linde Air/Union Carbide as a truck driver and Brandigan Inc. as a truck driver hauling fuel. Frank enjoyed hunting on Poverty Hill, working on vehicles in his inspection station; Rupert's Garage, playing guitar and singing country music at Twin Pines. Frank provided a wonderful life for his family and will always be remembered for his loving and kind heart. He will be greatly missed. Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Nancy L. Rupert of Kittanning; 1 daughter, Carol L. Schall (Charles Raymer) of Templeton; 2 sons, Douglas F. (Debbie) Rupert of Kittanning and William J. (Jenna Buechele) Rupert of Rural Valley; and 1 sister, Jane Eddy of Kittanning. Frank is also survived by 11 grandchildren; Sara (Jeremy) Oliver, Amanda (Mike) Krafick, Andy Rupert, Justin Rupert, Christopher (Lindy) Schall, Andrea Schall, Keith (Becky) Beckett, Mark (Melinda) Beckett, Bobby Beckett, Erin (Steve) Fabry, and Christopher (Laura) Lash; and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Helen Smith and Janet Rupert; 1 brother, Lawrence Donald Rupert; and 3 nephews, H. Donald Rupert, Percy Fiscus, and Thomas Eddy. Friends of William "Frank" Rupert will be received from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 North Grant Avenue, Kittanning, Pa 16201. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, September 25, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Manorville with Rev. Jack Delk officiating. There will be no visitation at the church. Committal and burial will follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates. In lieu of flowers, the Rupert family suggests contributions be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 610 Water Street, Manorville, Pa 16238.