PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Wolfgang George Luppa, 82, of Plattsburgh, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at CVPH Medical Center. He was born in Oppeln, Germany on June 30, 1931, the son of Georg Franz and Martha Anna (Richly) Luppa.
George served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 until 1974 and was a Bronze Star recipient. He was a captain of Pinkerton for the northeast region. He later was employed for many years as a Loss Prevention Manager at K-Mart until his retirement. He was a member of the Association of Mature American Citizens, the Air Force Association, the Air Force Sergeants Association, a founding member of the Air Force Security Police Association, V.F.W., a Life Member of the American Legion, Sampson AFB Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Security Police Association and the National Rifle Association.
George enjoyed his beer stein collection, HO train collection, home brewing his own beer, model ship building and in his early years, he enjoyed fine cigars.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jacqueline (Sylvain) Luppa of Plattsburgh; a daughter and son-in-law; Helen Barto of Lompoc, Calif.; a son, George Luppa; a brother-in- law, Louis Lucas of North Babylon; a nephew, Steven Lucas of West Babylon; his nieces, Delores Lucas-Palazzo and her husband Nick of West Babylon, Diana Lucas-Cuce and her husband Robert of Islip Terrace, Donna Lucas-DiMuro and her husband Clifford of West Babylon; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Nancy and Lenard Marston of Concord, N.H., Sidney Sylvain and his wife Elaine of Barnstead, N.H., Deborah and Robert Summers of Canterbury, N.H., Judith and Ernest Santiago of Elk Grove, Calif., Gilbert Sylvain of Loudon, N.H., Paul Sylvain and his wife Dawnette of Deerfield, N.H.; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Georg and Martha Luppa; a sister, Ingeborg Lucas; and a son-in-law, Robert Barto.
There will be no calling hours held. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, NY.
Memorial donations may be offered to Wounded Warrior Project in care of Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com