William Louis "Bill" Ruppe, Jr.

William Louis Ruppe, Jr. age 79, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Florida.


Born in Newark, New Jersey, Bill was the son of the late William and the late Emily Ruppe.  Bill lived in Whitehouse Station for 24 years before moving to Port Charlotte in 2009.


He was a Tool & Die Maker, employed by Anheuser-Busch, Newark  for 30 years until his retirement in 1998.


Bill loved motorcycles and was a member of the Harley Davidson Hog Club. 


He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Ruppe who died in 1996 and his brother, Walter Ruppe in November 2020.


Bill is survived by his son, Thomas Ruppe (Diane) of Flemington, his daughter, Katherine Gulick (David) of Easton, his sisters, Connie Lesko of Toms River and Caroline Maurer (Jim) of Center Valley, PA and his 3 grandchildren, Dylan, Emma, and Isabella and several nieces and nephews.


Friends may visit with the family on Friday, January 29,2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ.