John Edward Cupples, age 75 of New Salem (previously Youngwood, PA) passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2023. He was born on March 5, 1947 in Mechanicsburg, PA, the son of the late Clair William and Mary Eleanor Wise Cupples.
John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was an active member in his community serving on numerous committees and as a councilman for Youngwood. He enjoyed raising his children, watching his grandchildren grow, and will be fondly remembered by those he worked with throughout his life.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Pauline Kaydo Cupples; children: Jill (Andy) Sweeney of Greensburg, Sallie (Tony) Richards of McCandless, Richard (Meghan) Shotts of Scottdale; grandchildren: Isaac, Katelyn, Samuel, John, Addison, Timothy, Cassidy, Gidian, Devon; siblings: Mary Ann (Jack) McCormick and Amy (Rod) Ansell; and many devoted nieces and nephews.
In honoring John’s wishes there will be no public visitation. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date.
The Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., New Salem, PA has been entrusted with John’s professional funeral services.