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Joseph Michael Hupka, 77 – Art Teacher at Schuylkill Haven High School

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Joseph Michael Hupka, 77, of Pottsville, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest in Allentown.

Born in Saint Clair, PA on September 21, 1942, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Bardzak) Hupka.

Joe was a graduate of Saint Clair High School, Class of 1960. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and then graduated from Kutztown University. He retired after 38 years as an Art Teacher and district printer at the Schuylkill Haven High School. Joe was a volunteer and designed the newsletter for the Schuylkill County Historical Society. Joe loved gardening, photography and the arts, carpentry, woodworking, and was also a train enthusiast. He was the founding member of ES&S Woodworking.

Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Trudy (Yost) Hupka; two daughters: Elayne Hinderliter and her husband Steve and Jennyfer Oswald and her husband John; a son Michael Hupka and his girlfriend Missy; a grandson Matthew Hinderliter and his wife Angie; a sister Kathleen Hartnett and her husband David; and nieces and nephews.

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A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, Port Carbon at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 6, with Rev. Robert Schaeffer officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday morning from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Saint Clair.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the First United Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Mill St., Saint Clair, PA 17970 or to the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com.

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