Obituary for Mr. Richard L. Ruppert Sr.

Richard L. Ruppert, Sr., of Allentown, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Lehigh Valley In-patient Hospice at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Macungie, Richard was a son of the late Harvey L. and Evelyn C. (Dey) Ruppert. He honorably and faithfully served his country in The United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was a Purple Heart recipient. 

Richard worked at the former Caloric Corporation in Topton as a mechanic, at East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Lyons where he oversaw the water treatment plant and most recently as an oil and propane delivery person. 

Richard is survived by his three children, Angela F. (Ruppert), wife of Gary Utley, Fleetwood, Richard L., Jr., husband of Holly (Gaugler) Ruppert, Alburtis, and Kevin L., husband of Holly (Opperman) Ruppert, Fleetwood; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his sister, Geraldine (Ruppert) Noll; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services for Richard will be held privately.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at