MCCORMICK, S.C. - Michael G. Kupinski, 89, of McCormick, S.C., formerly of New Garden, died Aug. 25 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.
Born Nov. 21, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Mike Kupinski and Rose (Stary) Kupinski.
After high school graduation, Mr. Kupinski was employed with Eljer in Salem. When World War II broke out, he joined the Army Air Corp, became a sergeant in the 498th Bomb Group and 873rd Heavy Bomb Squadron and saw duty in the Islands of Saipan and Iwo Jima.
At the end of the War, he was honorably discharged and returned to the states where he started his own plumbing and heating service and managed the local hardware store in Hanoverton, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, the former Twila Davis, whom he married April 15, 1944; four daughters, Sheryll (Michael) Joseph of The Villages, Fla., Lynn (Richard) Farmer and Diana (Paul) Ravelli of Salem, and Pat (Ory) Banar of McCormick, S.C.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held on Sept. 7 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in McCormick, S.C.
A "Celebration of Life" Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at St. Philip Neri in Dungannon. Burial is in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Arrangements were handled by Harris Funeral Services of Abbyville, S.C.