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Harris Funeral Home
Sunday December 19th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sunday December 19th, 2021
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Monday December 20th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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John Chupko

CHUPKO---John Paul, 84, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord on December 15, 2021 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born on May 25, 1937, In Johnstown, son of John and Kathryn (Hovraluck) Chupko. Preceded in death by parents; and infant brother, Nicholas Don Chupko. Survived by the love of his life of 55 years, wife, Carol A. (Pelesky) Chupko, whom he married on May 7, 1966; children, Nicholas D., Connie E. Bodenschatz (Barry), Matthew J. (Monda), Daniel A., Laura D. Gay (Jim) and Lynda C. Chupko-Lockhart; and grandchildren, Abbie, Lauren, Hayden, Jimmy, Matthew, Mackenzie and Logan. Brother of Kathryn M. Oravec, Rosemarie Drazenovich (Jim) and Paul G. (Cathy). John was a 1955 graduate of Johnstown High School, a Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 27 ½ years and retired from Ford Motor Company in Ohio after 10 years of service. He loved sharing Jesus Christ, being surrounded by family, and enjoyed singing especially with the Praise Team at church for 40 years, telling witty jokes and eating ice cream. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2021, with Pastor Jim Gay officiating. Committal, Jenner Crossroads Cemetery with Military graveside rites by the Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment, #287. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Sitting here thinking of Pop. I sure will miss teasing him on Sundays. Church won't be the same without him. Rejoicing that he is in the presence of Jesus!

Jimmy Dec 22 2021 3:54 PM

Sorry for the loss of John Chupko. He was a wonderful cousin he will be missed much. Love to you all

JoAnn Langendorfer Dec 22 2021 3:12 PM

Dear Carol and Family,

My sincere sympathy to you all on the passing of your beloved husband and father. May God comfort you as only He can and give you His strength to go on.

I warmly remember all of you and miss you.

With love and God's blessings,
Gail (Carney) Bowman

Gail Bowman Dec 20 2021 12:28 PM

God is with you. We understand your loss. A good husband father and friend.

The Powells Marlene Quinton and family Dec 20 2021 8:29 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Carol and your family. We will always remember John's kind words to us and his love for our Lord. May you receive comfort in knowing he is with the Lord. L9ve to you all.

Ray and Marilyn Hall Dec 19 2021 8:20 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Carol and your family. Will always remember John's kind words to us and his great love for our Lord. May it comfort you all in knowing that he is with the Lord. Love to all.

Ray and Marilyn Hall Dec 19 2021 8:14 AM

Rose, Jim, Candy, Paul and family,
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
We are sorry we are unable to be with you at this time.
Gary and Jayni Blough

Gary and Jayni Blough Dec 19 2021 5:35 AM

Sending our love to your entire family…Doug and Sue Henry

Sue Henry Dec 19 2021 1:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Chupko

Donald and Connie Petak Dec 18 2021 3:26 PM

Dear Carol,Dan and extended family of John. The Noble family and entire congregation of Braceville Christian Church would like to extend our heart felt , deepest sympathy and condolences over John's passing. Please cherish the memory of a great man that will be sadly missed by all who knew John. Please take great comfort in the fact that he is now in the arms of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We pray for comfort , peace and strength in your time of need.

Bob Noble Dec 17 2021 7:28 PM