George Jupin, 84, of Westwood, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 9, 1932, to Michael and Mary Kozar Jupin. George was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Ann Wettling of Columbus, Ohio; and a brother, 'Coach' Mike "Mikee" Jupin of Ashland.
George grew up in Mayberry, W.Va., and graduated from Elkhorn High School in Switchback, W.Va. He joined the Air Force in March 1952 and served on active duty for four years with the 73rd Air Police Squadron in Chateauroux, France. He also served during the Korean War and was the recipient of various medals including the Good Conduct Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1956 achieving the rank of Sergent.
George retired from AK Steel as a maintenance technician after 35 years of loyal service. He was married to Freda Mae Crigger on July 23, 1959, and they were happily married 57 years. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Huntington, W.Va., where he was actively involved and loved his God, church and church family. He enjoyed fishing, sports, telling jokes, corn hole games and summer vacations at Myrtle Beach. He was an avid West Virginia Mountaineer fan but mostly enjoyed time with his family and his 'pride and Joy' and special grandson Cameron.
In addition to his loving wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Tina DeLong and her husband, Forest, of Ashland; a grandson, Jared Cameron DeLong; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Holy Spirit Antiochan Orthodox Church, 1 Woodhaven Drive in Huntington by pastor Father John Dixon. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
Published on  December 26, 2016