Saturday, February 07, 2009

Frank A. Lupo, Jr. -- 1971-2009

A dear friend of mine, Frank Lupo (center), passed away suddenly last week at age 37. I knew him from my high school days at St. Joseph's Preparatory school in Philadelphia and we had kept in contact over the years. The get-togethers became less frequent once we started having children, but Frank was the kind of guy who would always treat you like his best friend, even if he hadn't seen you in years. I immensely enjoyed getting together with Frank and his family and watching our children play together.

Frank was a true character--the life of any party. You knew when getting together with him that you were going to spend a lot of time laughing. But there was a lot more to Frank than just his sharp wit and his uncanny ability to come up with just the right zinger on any given occasion. Frank was also a blackbelt in Taekwando and could engage in a theoretical or intellectual conversation with the best of them. He was an absolutely voracious reader.

I always thought that we'd have more time to get together with Frank and his family as as our kids got older, but alas, God had a different plan for him. As it is, I will remember the good times we had and pray that I will be worthy to see him again some day in the Heavenly Kingdom.

Frank leaves behind a wonderful wife and three beautiful children under age 7. I ask anyone who reads this blog to:

1.) Pray for the repose of Frank's soul.
2.) Pray that the Holy Spirit comforts his wife and children in their grief.

Here is a link to the obituary.

If you feel moved by God to render assistance to the family during this awful time, contributions may be sent to:

The Lupo Children Fund
c/o Madison Saurman, Trustee
Smith Barney
12 Terry Drive
Newtown, PA 18940


Esther said...

I am sorry for the loss of your friend. May he rest in peace and may God comfort his family at this time.

Anonymous said...

Please contact me, we would like you to come to the children's benefit dinner for Frank, my email is Checks for tickets will be written directly to the trust account for Frank's children.


The Pennsylvania TaeKwonDo organization and the Bensalem TaeKwonDo School sadly announces the death of a dear family member, Master Frank Lupo on January 31, 2009. Master Lupo was one of the founding officers of the PA State TaeKwonDo organization. We feel extremely fortunate to have had Master Lupo as a big part of our lives. He has given so much to our students and has significantly impacted the overall success of our style of Martial Arts over the past 18 Years. Our prayers and thoughts are with Master Lupo’s family. A trust fund has been formed for the care of the Lupo Children.

Contributions can be made to:
The Lupo Children Fund
C/O Madison Saurman, Trustee, Smith Barney

Some details on the event:
Saturday, March 7th at the Newtown Athletic Club
Beef and Beer to Benefit
The Lupo Children Fund Benefit
In Memory of Frank A. Lupo Jr.
Tickets: $25 Children 13 and under are free
7 PM to 11 PM
209 Penns Trail, Newtown, PA 18940
50/50 Drawing
Door Prize - Lap Top Personal Computer
Raffle Tickets/Silent and Live Auction Items Include but not limited to:
1 Hour Ride in WWII Airplace out of Willow Grove Naval Airbase
Wii Enseble with Accessories and Games
Autographed Sports Memorabilia
Flat Screen TV

Jim Gorecki, Bensalem TKD

Anonymous said...

It is so difficult to believe it has been a year already. Frank, we miss you everyday. Kari and children -- we think of you and hold you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

The loss of Frank has devastated our entire family. He was a wonderful person and the void in our life will never be filled. We can only hold on to the thought that we have a special angel in heaven who will be with us always. We love you, Frank.