FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Gary C. Zupon, Jr.

“Nana’s Little Polish Leprechaun”

Gary Jr. was born March 27th, 1968 and died on September 4, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Gary attended St. Catherine’s School and he graduated from Thomas McKean High School in 1986. As a child he was an alter server for St. Catherine’s Church. He had an active and mischievous childhood; he often rode his bike through Brandywine Springs Park. He was an avid crossword puzzle whiz; he made sure to finish as many as he could. He loved the outdoors; things like fishing, gardening, and hiking made him happy. He enjoyed tree work; he especially cherished his work with Dan Mitsdarfer. He found it relaxing to fashion natural walking sticks, one of which went to Medjugorie for blessings. He spent many joyful hours spending time with and taking care of Echo, his brothers’ dog.  Gary also reveled in music; it really spoke to his soul. His favorites were classic rock from the 70’s/80’s and country; however in recent years his number one had become Kid Rock. He lived in jeans, t-shirts, work boots, and leather jackets; he presented himself as a rebel-but if you got past the outside he was a sensitive soul. Gary was a loving person, but greatly misunderstood. He was the definition of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Gary was preceded in death by his premature daughter, Amelia Loring; his stillborn sister, Jamie Zupon; his grandparents, Charles and Helen (Myrda) Zupon, James Shields, and Anna “Nana” McCann; as well as his godfather and uncle Ronald Zupon.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Bobbi Zupon; his parents, Gary and Dorothy (Shields) Zupon; his sisters, Mary Ellen Sheffield and Joanna Pirhalla; his brother, Michael Zupon, with whom Gary lived; his step daughters, Caroline Ritchie and Savannah Loring; his godmother and aunt Joanne Zupon; his aunt, Anna Marie Shields; his nephews:  Matthew, Christian, Andrew, and Nicholas; along with many cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday September 15, 2018 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2505 Centerville Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Online condolences may be made at mealeyfuneralhomes.com

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Submitted by Melinda Sandoval on
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To The Loving Family of Gary, I had worked with Gary many years ago at KFC on rte 13 in New Castle. Although, I did not know him that well,I thought he was a great person to work with and he treated me with kindness. Although we lost touch after KFC, i still remember him fondly. I am so deeply sorry about the loss of Gary and my heart goes out to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Submitted by Caroline Ritchie on
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Gary was in my life for over 20 years. My family and I are deeply sorry for this loss. He will be forever part of me. Rest in Peace. I love you and miss you.

Submitted by Caroline Ritchie on
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Gary was in my life for over 20 years. My family and I are deeply sorry for this loss. He will be forever part of me. Rest in Peace. I love you and miss you.

Submitted by Barbara Allen on
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Dear Zupon family, I was very sorry to read about the passing of Gary. Death is truly an "enemy" that causes great pain to our hearts. 2 Corinthians 15:26 We can find true hope of seeing our loved ones again in the Bible. At Acts 24:15 God promises that "there will be a resurrection" ( or standing up again). You can be confident of the promises in God's word because God's own son raised people from the dead and spoke about a time when " all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". It is my prayer that the God of all comfort be with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Barbara Allen

Submitted by joyce Graney on
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Fond memories of the Zupon family from Gilles st.the Graney's send Love and prayer. May He rest in Peace.

Submitted by Yolanda Ward on
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To the Zupon Family, In this time of sorrow, may the Lord's deep peace keep you, and may you rest in moments of quiet reflection on the comfort of God's. Praying for God's grace and peace in this time of loss. With Loving Sympathy, Yolanda & Tom Ward

Submitted by The Bradleys on
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(To the Zupon Family) Gary, Dot, Maryellen, Joanna, Michael, and Bobbi Lynn: Our family was deeply saddened to learn of Gary's passing. We cannot fathom the grief and heartbreak you all are experiencing over your loss. Geri and I have fond memories of the numerous times Gary assisted us with "property projects". He was always a hard, diligent worker, and a kind and gentle person, and we enjoyed his unique company and outlook on life. Due to a prior commitment on Saturday, we are unable to be with you at his Mass, but our love, thoughts, and prayers will be with each of you. Fondly, Pat, Geri, Scott, and Megan Bradley,

Submitted by virginia feliciano on
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I didn't know gary personally but I know his mother very well. my thoughts and prayers go out to the zupon family and may he rest in peace.

Submitted by Rebecca Roberts on
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My deepest condolences to the family and friends for the loss of your loved one . Please read God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth. John 5: 28, 29;

Submitted by Jim Green on
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Dear Gary, I am very sorry for your family's loss. You are still remembered fondly by U.D. computing veterans. Jim G

Submitted by Karen Weber on
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Dear Gary and Dottie and family, So sorry to hear of your deep loss. Peace in your remembering of his life and love. Karen Weber

Submitted by Caroline Ritchie on
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My deepest condolences. I once again can't express how much Gary will always be part of me forever and many others. I love and miss him. Rest Easy Gary. In God's name we pray amen.