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John F. Dupes


John F. Dupes, 90, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home.

He was born September 26, 1927 in Middletown and was the loving son of the late John and Margaret (Fronk) Dupes.

John served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a auto mechanic and owned Dupes Garage for over 50 years before retiring. John was a member of Middletown First Church of God. He was a member of American Legion Post 594, Moose Lodge 410, and Abraham C. Triechler Lodge #682 F & A.M., Elizabethtown. John enjoyed woodworking, cooking and gardening. His K-9 companion, Jasper, was one of his greatest joys.

In addition to his parents John is preceded in death by two wives, Frances (Walker) and Jeannie (Bowers); daughter, Joyce Irene Dupes; son, Elwood Wayne Dupes; great-grandson, Derek Johnson; brothers, Bruce and Charles Hardy; and sisters, Shirley Johns, Mary Ellen Hardy, and Gloria Reider.

John is survived by his daughter, Tina Hiestand (Burnell) of Lititz; stepdaughters Sharon Johnson of Mechanicsburg, Carol Teufel of Hershey, and Barbara Lighty of Camp Hill; stepson, Ronald Teufel of Bachmanville; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Ralph Hardy of Oberlin.

A tribute to John’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, with the Rev. Randy Biestline officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church with Masonic Rites to be held at 10:45 a.m.

Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions in John’s name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., #100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

The family has entrusted the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown with the funeral arrangements.

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