OBIT: Joe W. Tupa
Joe W. TupaAfter a full and rewarding life, Joe W. Tupa, 95, went to meet his Maker on March 9, 2008.Born on March 1, 1913, in Fayette County to Czech immigrants, Joe and his wife of 69 years, Annie, moved to San Antonio in 1942. After a successful career, Mr. Tupa spent his later years enjoying golf, gardening, and his 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was well known around area golf courses, and also boasted that he could grow potatoes as big as his head. But his favorite moments were those spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially during one of his many 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 PM to 8:00 PM at Oak Hills Mortuary with the Rosary/Vigil at 7:00 PM. The Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 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.missionparks.com under the obituary section. Oak Hills Mortuary.
Published in the Express-News on 3/10/2008.(Uncle Joe's widow is my late mother's sister, Annie Matocha Tupa. They were my godparents. Ray)