Gerald “Jerry” Cupp, age 77 of Mendon, died Thursday, July 2, 2009 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Three Rivers on January 8, 1932 the son of Lloyd and Edith (Bussell) Cupp and was a lifetime resident of Mendon. Jerry graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1950. He was married to Lois Mae Bailey in Athens on June 2, 1951. Together they operated a farm south of Mendon until their retirement, and spent winters in Lake Placid, Florida. Jerry loved working on the farm and hunting with his family in his spare time.
Jerry is survived by 5 children and their spouses, Kerry & Anne Cupp of Centreville, Kenney & Debbie Cupp, Kim & Lori Cupp, Cindra Allen, and Sandy & Wayne Wilds all of Mendon; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and their spouses, Maurice & Margean Cupp, and Philip & Maureen Cupp both of Mendon; several nieces and nephews; Brother in law, Dick Bailey (June) and Sister in law, Dorothy Snyder (Leroy) all of Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dennis Cupp in 1990; and by his wife, Lois Cupp in 2004.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the Mendon United Methodist Church with Pastor Ward Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Laird Cemetery on Prairie Corners Road. Memorials may be directed to Three Rivers Health. Online register is available and condolences may be left at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com