Howard G. Cuppy

September 12, 1938 - November 13, 2018

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Friday, November 16, 2018
4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad Street
Plymouth , Ohio 44865

Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 AM
Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad Street
Plymouth , Ohio 44865

Howard G. Cuppy, age 80, resident of Shiloh, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1938 to the late Carl Cuppy and Frances (Kissel) Cuppy Rader and had been a lifelong Shiloh resident. Howard was a 1956 graduate of Shiloh High School and always enjoyed his annual school reunions. He had been employed at the former Shelby Sales Book/GAF in Shelby until his retirement. Howard served on the Cass Bloominggrove and Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years, 11 of those years as Chief, retiring in 1996. He was one of the original founders of the Shiloh Ox Roast, an active member of the Shiloh Historical Society, and enjoyed spending time with other Shiloh residents at community meetings. He was also a social member of the Shiloh American Legion Post 503, an active member of the Neighborhood Watch Program, and a member of the Buckeye Iron Will Tractor Club.

Howard had a passion for restoring tractors, and enjoyed watching his daughter, Amy and grandsons drive them in Ox Roast Parade. He also enjoyed traveling other area festivals with his wife, gardening, and spending holidays at his daughters' homes visiting with his numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlene G. (White) Cuppy; four daughters, Barbara (Dale) Whisler, Lori Crichton, Amy (Robert) Beck, and Rebecca Foster (David Flanders); 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, a sister, Lois Arleen Coleman; two step-brothers, Dean (Ann) Rader, and Carl (Grace) Rader.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Cuppy and Frances Rader, his step-father, Chester Rader; two step-brothers, Edward and Kenneth Rader; two grandsons, Jeffrey Whisler, and Noah Beck, a great grandson, Cooper Whisler; and two brothers-in-law, Howard Coleman and Eugene White.

Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM where his funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Richard Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to: Cass Bloominggrove & Shiloh Joint Fire District, 11 North Delaware St., Shiloh, OH 44878. Online condolences can be made at


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Cindy Carey - Nov 16, 2018
Thinking of your family during this difficult time. God bless.
Dale&Sandy Jenney - Nov 16, 2018
Marlene and family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Howard was a good inspiration for the community of Shiloh. He will be missed.
Dale & Roger Keesy - Nov 16, 2018
Marlene & family, Deepest condolences from my family to yours! Howard was a great asset to the community. He will be deeply missed.
J ramey - Nov 16, 2018
Rebecca, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Linda n Clarence Fackler - Nov 16, 2018
The story I could tell about Howard are to many to be counted. Howard loved to square dance at the Legion and when he swung you off your feet ,when you danced with him you knew it,boy what fun we had. Howard and my dad Harry Seaman loved their wheelhorse garden tractor*s Hugs and prayers to the Cuppy family. The Shiloh Community has lost another history buff.
Carol A Bernhardt - Nov 15, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Howard. I have of course known Howard since we were both kids and always enjoyed seeing him at the Shiloh Alumni banquets. My condolences to the family.
Krysa (Monastere) Hilton - Nov 15, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family.. I am will always be fond of Howard!
Bill and Jayne Boock - Nov 15, 2018
Hugs. Howard will be greatly missed in Shiloh community. God bless the family.
Sharon Williston-Benadum - Nov 15, 2018
My condolences to the entire Cuppy family, especially my high school classmates Amy and Angie. Sending prayers of comfort. It was always great to see those bright green and yellow John Deer tractors in the Ox Roast and Fireman’s Festival parades.
Roy - Nov 15, 2018
I only meet Howard once for a short time but he left a lasting impression on me
Steve and Jackie Jenney - Nov 14, 2018
Sorry for your loss. It was great getting to know Howard when we lived in Shiloh.