Ruepp, Josef - August 04, 2015


KENSINGTON - Josef Ruepp, 81, of Kensington, beloved husband of Burgi (Hauner) Ruepp, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on August 4th, after a long battle with Parkinsonís disease. Born March 2, 1934 in Austria to the late Josef and the late Anna (Gmeindl) Ruepp, he immigrated to the United States in 1958, and six months later was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Straubing, Germany, where he met his wife, Burgi. Joe was the owner of Ruepp Electric in New Britain for 42 years. A hardworking, honest, generous man, he will be missed by all who knew him. Besides his wife of 53 years, he is survived by his 3 daughters, Irene and her husband James Kerr, JoAnn and her husband Joseph Buyak, and Elke and her husband Marc Blanchard, seven grandchildren, Dylan and Haley Kerr, Alexandra and Aidan Buyak, Stella, Maggie and Hannah Blanchard. Private services and burial in South Burying Ground, Kensington, were at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (, or Parkinsonís Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 (

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