Bernard J. Chupek, 73, Equestrian

Services were held Jan. 13.

From Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home:

Bernard J. Chupek passed away Jan. 9, 2013.   

Bernie was born Nov. 6, 1939 in Somerset, PA, to John and Elizabeth (Murslock) Chupek, both deceased.  The family moved to the Akron area shortly after and Bernie spent his entire adult life in the area. 

Bernie graduated from Akron Garfield High School in 1957 and entered the Marine Corp shortly after.  He married his beloved wife, Nancy Pietrangelo, on Nov. 30, 1963.  Bernie spent his professional career as a State Farm agent serving the West Akron area, retiring in 2011.  He greatly enjoyed restoring and showing classic cars as well as being deeply involved in owning and showing horses.  He was also an avid golfer. 

In addition to his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy and sister, Patricia (Anslyn).  He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann (Stan) Weaver and son, Bernie Jr. (Candice); beloved grandson, Steven Weaver, of Knoxville, TN; brothers John (Brenda) of California and Tom (Noreen) of South Carolina, and many nieces and nephews. 

The family plans a private interment. 

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