Donald C. Rupert

A Boy Scout leader

Donald C. Rupert, 81, died Dec. 9, 2012, after a long bout with cancer.

He lived in Cuyahoga Falls most of his life and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Kent State, going on to teach graphic arts at Hudson High School.

After Mr. Rupert retired in 1996 he spent the winters with his wife in the Florida Keys, where he volunteered in the Key West Garden Club and was known as the fix-it man for the many projects requiring construction skills.

He had been a Boy Scout leader, camper, sailor and world traveler. Although he could never decide on his favorite place to visit, Italy and the sailing vessels that plied the coastlines of Europe were at the top of the list. He enjoyed the theater, and had long supported the Cleveland and Akron symphonies. Blossom was a yearly favorite, as well as the Shaw Festival Theatre in Canada.

He loved driving around in his Miata convertible, enjoyed his membership in the Turkeyfoot Island Club and was also happy hanging out with friends at a rustic old log cabin in the foothills of Southern Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Beatrice; and his sister, Jeanne. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; sons, Jeffrey of Seattle and Sean; brother and sister-in-law David and Barbara Weisel and many dear friends.

A memorial calling and a time of sharing took place at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R St. NW, Washington DC, 20009.

Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.