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Obit - Joe W. Tupa from San Antonio Express News

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  • Diane Baldwin
    After a long and rewarding life, Joe W. Tupa, 95, went to meet his Maker on March 9, 2008. Born in Fayette County to Czech immigrants. Joe and Annie, his wife
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      After a long and rewarding life, Joe W. Tupa, 95, went to meet his
      Maker on March 9, 2008. Born in Fayette County to Czech immigrants.
      Joe and Annie, his wife of 69 years, moved to San Antonio in 1942.
      After a successful career spent his later years enjoying golf,
      gardening, and his 9 grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He
      was well known around area golf courses and also boasted he could grow
      potatoes "as big as your head". But his favorite moments were those
      spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren especially during
      family barbeques. Also surviving Mr. Tupa, are daughters Geneva Forte
      of Austin and Bea Ezba of San Antonio, sons Gary Tupa and wife Cathy,
      of San Antonio and Joey Tupa and wife Lea of San Antonio and his "best
      friend ever, his dog "Rudy".
      Services: Visitation will be Tuesday March 11, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00
      p.m. at Oak Hills Mortuary with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the
      Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday March 12, at St.
      Mary's Church of the Assumption in Praha, Texas. Interment will follow
      in the church cemetery in lieu of flowers, the family suggests a
      contribution to the charity of your choice. You may sign the on-line
      guestbook at www.mission-parks.com under the obituary section for Oak
      Hills Mortuary.
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