Joseph Foster Rupp, II
July 19, 1941 – July 7, 2016
Captain Joseph F (Joe) Rupp, aged 74, passed away suddenly at home on July 7, 2016.
He was married to Janet (Martyn) Rupp for forty-two years. He served in the Army in Germany in the late 1950s.
Joe was captain of the charter fishing boat “The Lucky Duck” and, with his wife Janet, fished the waters of the Chesapeake Bay for over forty years. They have a large loyal customer base that keeps coming back for more. Joe was a well known and respected Chesapeake Bay Waterman and a past President of the Maryland Charter Boat Association. He was very knowledgeable on Chesapeake Bay wildlife and gave interesting presentations on this subject at the Herrington Harbor Marina. For many years, Joe and his wife, Janet, were hunting guides for Canadian Geese on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. People will remember Joe’s wonderful ability to tell stories about the Chesapeake Bay way of life and his outspoken opinions on fisheries matters. They will also remember his rapid fire jokes.
Besides his wife, Janet, he is survived by three sons, Joe of Dunkirk, MD, Keith of Tilghman Island, MD, and Clinton of New Castle, DE and one daughter, Patricia Brands, of New London, PA. He is also survived by seven grand children and several great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service and celebration of Joe’s life will be held at a later date.
Monday, January 1, 1900