Rupert M. Martinko, 85, of Carroll Twp., passed away peacefully on December 2nd, 2022, in his own home with his loving family by his side. Born on November 7th, 1937, Rupe was the son of the late Rupert and Sylvia Martinko.
He was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish in Charleroi. Rupe served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Rupe was a 1955 graduate of Charleroi Highschool. He was a veteran, serving as a Sergeant in the United States Army. Rupe then went to work with his uncle at South Hills Decorating learning the wall papering and painting trade. Rupe started his own business R. Martinko Decorating until his retirement in 2012.
Rupe enjoyed boating, golfing, and snow skiing but his true passion was his antique cars. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Western Region AACA, and the Covered Bridge AACA. Rupe had a great sense of humor and wit. He loved to tell funny stories to put smiles on people’s faces, he will be missed by many.
Rupe is survived by his loving wife of 62 ½ years, Elaine. A sister, Carole Martinko Jones, a brother Gregg (Kathy) Martinko, sister-in-law Marian (Ed) Hank. Nephews, Ed Hank Jr., Paul (Susan) Hank, Anthony (Susan) Silvagni, Ed (Angel) Hank III, Ethan Hank, and Aaron (Alayna) Hank. Ethan Walker and Quinn Hallman. Nieces, Cristen (Jeff) Walker, Holly (Craig) Hallman, Rachel (Ethan) Wycoff, Carly Walker Olivia Wycoff, Ensley Hank, and Cora Hallman.
A heartfelt thanks to the special staff of ViaQuest Hospice who provided wonderful and compassionate care of Rupe and his family.
Friends and family will be received on Sunday December 4th, from 4:00 to 8:00pm in the HOGAN-MELENYZER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, Pa 15022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Monday December 5th, 2022, at St. Andrew Apostle Parish, Charleroi Site, 7th Street and Washington Avenue, Charleroi. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hogan-melenyzer.com
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