In Memory

Richard Rupert

Richard Rupert

I was informed today that our classmate Richard Rupert Passed away recently.  His obituary information is listed below. 

Richard Rupert 

April 8, 1953 - April 9, 2015
Richard C. Rupert, age 62, of San Antonio passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Richard was a graduate of Mac Arthur High School and was employed with USAA for 36 years. He enjoyed watching the Spurs and Dallas Cowboys, eating good food and drinking Coors Light. His zest for life, work and fun was endless. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Rupert. He leaves behind his beloved life companion, Patricia Deike; sister, Kay Farmer and friends. Rick will be remembered for his dry sense of humor, generosity, loyalty, professionalism at work and desire to help others. We will all miss him very much! The family wishes to thank Dr. Diane Greiner for her care and dedication. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Loring North Chapel located at 2102 N Loop 1604 East. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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04/20/15 08:51 AM #1    

DiAnne Kline (Hakala)

I have nothing but fond, fun memories of Richard Rupert during our days at MacArthur!  He was shy until he got to know you, always had a quick smile and a hearty laugh.  I am glad I was able to call him my friend and was sad to read his obituary in the paper on Sunday.  I am so sorry for his passing and hope that friends and family members will find peace in the days to come. 

04/20/15 10:35 AM #2    

Thomas Jones

I pulled up my personal email.... And there was a death notice from MacArthur HS class of '71. It usually is someone I barely remember or knew. Today was different, "Ricky Rupert" was a childhood friend from 3rd grade when we lived in San Antonio the first time. I was not close to him when we moved back to SA in 8th grade.

I remember vividly the day I met him. We had just moved and I had not start school yet at Wiltshire although it was mid-school year. I set out to make new friends and was scouring the neighborhood on my bike. I rode past Ricky and Lance Chitwood as a began my quest. Seeing few kids out playing I headed back and stopped where Ricky and Lance were standing in Ricky's front yard and said "Haven't I seen you two before?" I must have watched way too many films and was being 'clever' not knowing what to say. "No" they replied. I retorted "Yes I have just about half an hour as rode by you here." They laughed and we were friends for the next few months before my father was transferred to Alaska. 

RIP, Ricky. 

04/20/15 03:18 PM #3    

Charles Garberson

As no passing of a classmate is easy, this one probably had to be the hardest.  Rick and I were great friends starting in Junior High School, High School and ever since we graduated.  Even though Rick stayed in SA and I joined the Air Force, every time I got to SA to visit parents, reunions, or work, we always got together over some good food and plenty of Coors light.  So many stories could be told of trips to Padre, Mexico, drag racing in N. SA, and other HS activities, there is not enough space to even start.  Never forget the Basic Training party he threw for me the Friday before reporting to Lackland on Sunday.....what a get together of HS friends.   They are all good memories that will be cherished.

He was a friend, running mate, and a great person.  RIP Rick and have a cold Coors Lite ready when I get there my friend.

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