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James R. "Jack" Raup

February 26, 2012

James R. “Jack” Raup, 80, died at his home at 628 East Front Street, Danville on Sunday February 26, 2012. He was born in Danville on January 13, 1932, the son of Wilbur Roup and Hilda (Heimmiller) Roup.  

 He graduated from Danville High School with the class of 1949. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving until April 1953 when he was honorably discharged. He graduated from Penn State Hazleton campus in 1957 with an Associate Degree in engineering. In November 1961 he married the former Ruth Kline, who survives. He retired in 1995, with over 40 years of service from the former Kennedy Van Saun and subsequent companies. 

 He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, spending time with his grandchildren, and walking his dog PJ. He was an active member of the Friendship Fire Company, a social member of the Washies Fire Company, and a lifetime member of the Danville Moose.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Julie K. Raup, a son James  ”Jack”  Raup II, his wife Alba and 2 granddaughters Julia and Joanna all of Danville. He is also survived by 3 sisters Eleanor Wray, June Livziey, and Dorothy VonBlohn all of Danville.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald Raup, a sister Joanne Reibsome, and a sister Margaret Raup all of Danville.  The Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, is in charge of the arrangements which are private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made in his memory to the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Avenue, Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815. www.visneski.com


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