UTICA: Lowell C. Lupher, 78, of Utica, passed away with his family by his side after a courageous 5 year battle with cancer on December 15, 2010 at The Selma Markowitz Care Center. Newark, Ohio.
Lowell was born April 6, 1932, in Utica, Ohio to the late Preston C. and Mary (Pry) Lupher.
Lowell began his lifelong career as an electrician working for his father and from there he worked at Rockwell International, Utica Miller Co., Velvet Ice Cream and retired from Utica Holophane in 1999.
He served in the United States Army and was also a member of the American Legion Post #92.
He will be greatly missed by many especially his faithful "coffee drinkers".
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 32 years, Betty I. (Watson) Lupher of Utica; step-children, Howard Ludwig, Jr. (Gwendolyn Ramsey) of Utica, Edward (Kathy) Ludwig of Silver City, NM, Tami Ludwig of Newark, Ohio and Michael (Deanna) Ludwig of Utica; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Rosalie) Lupher; sisters-in-law, Rowena Lupher and Jean Lupher; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents; he is preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald, Donald and Richard.
A very special Thank You goes to the staff at The Selma Markowitz Care Center for the loving care that Lowell received,
May our loved one rest in Peace.
At Lowell's request, there will be no viewing or graveside service however, the family will hold a celebration of life open to the public at Law-Baker Funeral Home on Sunday, December 19, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in The Advocate on December 17, 2010