Alvin "Al" A. Cupp, 92, of 7907 Titus Road, Sher-man, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the VA Medical Center, Erie, Pa.
He was born May 3, 1920, in Tyrone, Pa., the son of the late, John and Mary Cupp. Al had served in the U.S. Army in the 83rd Chemical Battalion from 1942-49. There is a monument for the Chemi-cal Battalion in Huntsville, Ala., with his name on it, and he received the Purple Heart after being hit with shrapnel. His name is in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, N.Y. He had worked at Electric Materials for 35 years as a pattern maker. He was commissioner of Boy Scout Troop 24, of Sher-man for 12 years; he was town constable for 24 years and chief of police for Sher-man for 12 years. He was a fireman for Stanley Hose Co. for 33 years. A life member of VFW Lake Chautauqua Post 8647, and a member of the Community Church of Sherman.
Al loved to hunt, fish and go camping with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arminita Peru Cupp, of Sherman, N.Y.; two sons: Larry Cupp of Sherman, LaMont (Cin-dy) Cupp of Pueblo West, Colo; daughter, Wendy (Gerald) Hoag of Mayville, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and also by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Cupp, a grandson, Robbie Cupp, and two sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 1, 2012, at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman. Pastor Roger Westley, of the Community Church of Sherman will officiate. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.