Joseph Albert Kuperavage Sr.

Born: Sun., Aug. 7, 1938
Died: Sun., May 23, 2021


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Joseph A. Kuperavage, Sr., age 82, of Port Carbon, PA passed away Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill, East in Pottsville.

Born in New Philadelphia, PA on August 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Adam and Esther (Penkauskas) Kuperavage.

Joseph was owner and operator of the Joe Kuperavage Coal Company in New Philadelphia. He regularly attended the Nativity B.V.M. Ukrainian Catholic Church in Middleport. Joe was the past promoter of the Big Diamond Raceway and the Anthracite Raceway. He was inducted into the Coal Region Racing Hall of Fame in April 2019. Joe was also past president of the Schoentown Fire Company and a member of the Veterans of Vietnam War Post 29 Joseph C. Cappella Memorial Home in Schoentown. Joe enjoyed hunting, attending political fundraisers, and polka dances.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn (Nocket) Kuperavage in 2005 and brothers: Bernard, Leonard, and Edward Kuperavage.

Joe is survived by daughters: Helen Schinkel and her husband Keith, Branch Twp., Elizabeth "Libby" Burns and her husband Bill, Schoentown, Diane Berzowski and her husband George, MarLin, and JoAnn Denchy, Pottsville; son Joseph A. Kuperavage Jr. and his companion Peggy Trupp, Schoentown; grandchildren: Justin Schinkel, Branch Twp. and Nicole Berzowski, MarLin; brothers: Ronald Kuperavage, Tuscarora, Albert Kuperavage, Ashland, and Robert Kuperavage, Port Carbon; sisters: Mildred Harris, Pottsville, Darlene Saunders, Schuylkill Haven, Eleanor Carr, Buck Run, and Geraldine Kuperavage, Port Carbon; sisters-in-law: Marie Kuperavage, Cumbola and Florence Kuperavage, Port Carbon; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901 or Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA P.O. Box 332 Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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