Rev. Edwin Francis Cupp, 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
Father Cupp was born March 10, 1939, in Wheeling, a son of the late Edwin T. and Gertrude (Schiffer) Cupp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves; received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wheeling College; and completed his theological studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.
Father Cupp was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph H. Hodges at Corpus Christi Church, on August 16, 1969. He served at the following parishes: St. Joseph Parish in Huntington, W.Va.; St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton, W.Va.; St. Anne Parish in Bristol, Va.; Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Huntington; Our Lady of Peace Parish in Wheeling; St. Anthony Parish in Follansbee, W.Va.; and St. Paul Parish in Weirton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Cupp; a sister, Angela Fahey; and two sisters-in-law, Mitzi Cupp and Bonnie Cupp. He is survived by his three brothers, George (Patricia) Cupp of Wheeling, James Cupp of Florida and Tony (Kathy) Cupp of Wheeling; a sister-in-law, Janet Cupp of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews.
Father Cupp will lie in state at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling, on Sunday, from 2-4 pm. A vigil service will be held at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Corpus Christi Parish, 1508 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, or Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
I remember Father Cupp & his parents well. I grew up just 2 doors up from the Cupps. What a wonderful family! I still remember the day he was ordained, my Mother took me and you could feel the power of God’s love in the church. I am thankful that Father Cupp has found the peace he deserves, may he rest in peace and may God comfort his family at this difficult time.
Uncle Eddie was my godfather. When I was a young boy, I remember great joy and happiness being with him. Because of Uncle Eddie and the Church, I considered becoming a priest. I wish I’d known him better. I am sure he has a place with Jesus.
Uncle Eddie was my godfather. When I was a little boy he used to make me laugh when he shook my hand and told me it was like shaking a dead fish….which I didn’t understand but made me laugh; but we’d continue shaking hands and my “dead fish” grip would get even more so as I laughed and Uncle Eddie would shake my hand all the way up my arm as I laughed and giggled loving my uncle and godfather, the priest.
I am picturing quite a Schiffer reunion going on!! Schnitzelbank and euchre all around.
I am so sad to see Uncle Eddie move on from us. But I know that he has found the peace that he has always deserved.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Rev. Edwin Francis Cupp, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army Reserve Veteran, Rev. Edwin Francis Cupp, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †