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Arthur C. RupertoNovember 22, 1937 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 79)
Arthur C. Ruperto, age 79, a life-long resident of Sewickley, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Jameson Care Center. He was born in Sewickley on November 22, 1937 to the late Michael M. and Mary Rose (Cunzolo) Ruperto. On April 28, 2003, he was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Joan M. (Naylor) Ruperto. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death on June 20, 2014 by his brother, Frank T. Ruperto. Arthur adored his family and was a cheering supporter of his children at every sports game, music or school event. Beloved father of Sherri Placek (Larry) of Jasper, GA, Arthur Ruperto (Magdaline) of Evans City, Michael Ruperto (Michelle) of Porterville and Rick Ruperto (Kim) of Stuart, FL; cherished grandfather of Aja, Abigail, A.J., Kayla, Kendra, Kylie, Hunter and Hayden. A 1956 graduate of Sewickley High School, Arthur was a member of St. James Church and former choir member. He loved people and was a volunteer at both Sewickley Valley Hospital and Villa St. Joseph. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1960. Arthur was a simple, hardworking man who had worked for Sewickley Water Authority, 24 years, promoted to Plant Operator. He had also worked 23 years at the A & P Food Store in Leetsdale. Arthur loved to sing, was passionate about his music and his group Shy Guys and Not So Shy Band. For 50 years, he had been in the musical group with Chuck Azich and Butch Muders. They brought musical joy and smiles to concert goers, as well as hospitals and nursing homes, just everywhere they went. Arthur was a loveable, likeable guy, who was very giving. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Visitation Monday 2-4, 6-8 at Copeland’s Sewickley, 702 Beaver St. where prayers will be recited on Tuesday at 9:30 AM followed by Mass at St. James Church at 10 AM. Rev. Thomas J. Burke, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery with full military honors.