- On March 11, 2021
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Gary Rupert, age 54 of Pittsburgh, PA formerly of Parma, OH passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2021. Born on September 28, 1966, he was the son of the late Elayne (Vargo) and John Kenneth Rupert. Beloved husband to Erin (Mueller) Rupert for 25 years. Loving father to Seth, Gillian, Erika, and Stefanie Rupert. Dear brother Tracy (Mark) Heneghan. Brother-in-law to Cindy (Jim) Dumit, Karen Suchy (Ralph Caruso), Debbie (Jim) Land, Amy (Bob) Rychcik, Beth (Bill) Buszko, and Guy (Chrissy) Mueller. Loving uncle to 21 nieces and nephews and 25 great nieces and nephews.
Gary received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Point Park University and later acquired his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Duquesne University. He started his professional career as a narcotics detective in West Shore, OH, and then dedicated himself to the Pittsburgh Police force for over 2 decades. Throughout the rest of his career, he served as the Police Chief at Pittsburgh Technical College , was an adjunct Professor at Point Park University, was a Police Sergeant at Washington and Jefferson College, and was a Business Development Manager for Off Duty Management. Gary was passionate about his work and pursued various certifications, including being a D.A.R.E. officer. In his free time, Gary was an avid Disney lover and Cleveland Browns fanatic.
A Public Mass of Christian of Burial will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Child Parish, 212 Station Street, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA, 15317 (724) 260-5546.
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