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In Memory of
Richard J. Kupstis
1940 - 2018
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The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Kupstis. I had him for art classes and homeroom at Wolcott High and remember him as a wonderful teacher with a passion for what he did. I have a couple of Mr. Kupstis stories that I would like to share. I had a piece in an art show at a college while I was in high school and I invited Mr. Kupstis to attend. He wore his "Mona Lisa" tie which was a huge hit and way ahead of it's time. Also, one time in high school we had to collect plants for Biology class and he drew a picture on the blackboard of a three-leaved plant and wrote next to it ... "If you see something that looks like this... you will have something that looks like this" ... with another drawing of an arm with bumps on it... at the time I found the drawings amusing and soon after came in with poison ivy on my hands and face and thought... how did he know? My brother had him for Civics class years before and I was suprised to learn that he wasn't always an art teacher, he was so talented and truly encoraged me to keep drawing.
This Book of Memories brings those affected by loss together by encouraging communication and self-expression. By giving friends and family a special place to tell their stories and express their feelings of loss, it helps them care for one another during a very difficult time. Click on any of the links to the right to access features or information within this memorial website.