What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 18, 2010

My Dad

I haven't been posting lately because my dad, William J. Lupinacci Jr., passed away late Friday night.

If you ever wondered how I started debating the issues of the day, that would have been over the Vietnam War with my father who was a lifelong Republican (we pretty much stayed on the opposite side of every issue for all the ensuing years). I couldn't have had better training because my dad was the smartest man I ever met and you needed to stick to facts and logic if you wanted to argue with him.

He graduated early from Schenley High School and had his pick of full scholarships from then Carnegie Tech (where he studied Electrical Engineering) and Duquesne University.

He was a small business owner in Greensburg for many years and worked for the Catholic Church -- to which he was devoted -- later in life.

He's going to be missed terribly by his family, friends and former co-workers.

Love you, Dad!


spork_incident said...

Aw, sorry to hear this.

Take care, Maria.


EdHeath said...

I will echo Spork, very sorry to hear this. Hope you are doing OK.

Brant said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Dayvoe said...

Very sorry to hear about this.

Ms. Monongahela, Ms. Chief Editor said...

Hi Maria,

I've been thinking about you ... wanted to try to get together a coffee triumvirate with you and Sue. Sorry to hear about your father. But I'm here for you when you're ready.


Grace said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He must have been so very proud of you and I'm sure you will continue to carry on his legacy of caring for others.
Take care,

rich10e said...

Maria, my condolences. I enjoyed your eulogy of him.take care

Anonymous said...

My condolences, Maria. So sorry to hear this.

Ol' Froth said...

So sorry for your loss Maria.

JenEngland said...

My condolences to you and your family. Losing a parent, while the "natural order" of things, is so very hard. If we are a testament to our parents strengths, then your father must have been a truly amazing man. You carry on his legacy well.

Peg said...

So sorry for you loss. My sympathy and best regards.

Sherry said...

take care, blessings.

Maria said...

Many thanks to everyone for all the kind thoughts.