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Ralph S. Stupple, 83, Of Tuckahoe

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Ralph S. Stupple, of Tuckahoe died on Wednesday, April 13. He was 83.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1932, in Tuckahoe to James and Rita Gormley Stupple.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950-54, earning the Korean Service Medal with five battle stars. He then served in the Air Force before being honorably discharged in 1957.

He returned to his hometown of Tuckahoe and joined the Eastchester Fire Department, where he rose to the rank of assistant chief and retired in 1989. During his career he served as the secretary/treasurer of Local 916 of the International Association of Firefighters.

He was a founding member of the Westchester Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, whose efforts led to the establishment of the Burn Center at the Westchester Medical Center. He remained an active member of the American Legion Charles Bajart Post 1122 where he participated in many charitable activities. He was a life member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Stupple; children  Ralph (Suzanne) Stupple, Megan (Allen) Richardson, and David (Vicky) Stupple; grandchildren Matthew and Abigail Stupple, Adam and Julia Richardson, and Eric Stupple; and sisters Margaret "Mickie" Hover and Helen Patricia Sheffield.

He was predeceased by his brothers James F., Alfred E., and William E. Stupple.

Visitation is at the Westchester Funeral Home Inc., Eastchester on Sunday, April 17, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe. Cremation to follow at Ferncliff Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Eastchester Boy Scout Troop 353, PO Box 353, Eastchester, NY 10709.

To sign the online guestbook visit the funeral home website.

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