Joseph Jupin – 87

STILLWATER – Joseph Jupin, 87, of Van Ness Road, entered into Heaven, Sunday, Nov 25th, 2012, at home with his loving wife at his side.

Born in Watervliet, Sept. 27, 1925, he was son of the late John and Stephanie Rentz Jupin. Sr., and was a 1943 graduate of Heatly High School.

A heavy equipment operator for over 50 years with the Operating Engineers Local 106 of Albany, Joe started his career with Charles M. Guptil Co. of Boght Corners, NY and had worked on many projects such as the Northway construction and the Gilboa Dam project. His specialty was operating a road grader.

Joe was one of the founders of Maplewood Conservation Club of Watervliet, and secured the Club’s property in Indian lake, NY.

Joe had been active in various groups, such as past board member of the Heldeberg Twirlers Square Dance Group, the Goodnow Flow Assoc., National Rifle Assoc., Shenendehowa Adult Comm. Ctr, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, BrooksideMuseum and the Lupus Foundation.

Joe’s passion was his family, his Adirondack home “Camp JoVic”, hunting, fishing, woodworking, carpentry and heavy equipment.

He was a member of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church of Ballston Lake.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years Victoria Dekan Jupin, a very special caring niece Stephanie Jupin Darwak of Stillwater, a sister Vera Jupin Flynn and brother-in-law Edward Barnes both of Watervliet and sister-in-law Margaret Jupin Alonzo of Clifton Park.  Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his siblings John Jupin, Jr., Libby Jupin Diamond and Paulina Jupin Barnes.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 10 AM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville.  Burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery,Stillwater.

Calling hours at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 4-7 PM with Parastas services at 6:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga,179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 12866 or Lupus Foundation of MNNY Inc.,PO Box 139 Utica, NY 13503, or a charity of your choice in loving memory of Joseph Jupin. to leave condolences and for directions.