Richard "Bug" Slupski - SJHS Class of '68

Richard passed away early on Good Friday, March 29, 2002, just after midnight.  His nephew, Michael Sparti, sent the e-mail note below.

From the Courier-Post:
On March 29, 2002. Of Bellmawr, NJ. (formerly of Camden).  Age 52 years.  Dearest brother of Teresa Cettei and brother-in-law of Joseph Cettei of Mantua.  Dearest brother of Gloria DePasquale and brother-in-law of Anthony DePasquale of Cherry Hill.  Also surviving are his five nephews, four great nephews and three great nieces.  He deeply loved his step children and many grandchildren.  Richard was a retired employee of the City of Camden Water Dept.  He was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School Camden Class of 1968, where he was an All South Jersey Football Star.  He was also an avid fisherman.

March 29, 2002 e-Mail Message from Richard's nephew, Michael Sparti

Dear Frank,

I am Richard’s nephew, Michael, son of his older sister Teresa.  I regret to inform you that my uncle passed away last night.

I know he was still in contact with some of his friends and classmates from High School.  I know my uncle truly loved those times, because he talked about them frequently.

My brother and I spent a lot of time with him the past 6 months, (all of us) helping him deal with a divorce he was going through.  My uncle was a statue of a man.  Sure he had faults, but he still carried the same charisma and presence he had back then; and carried a great pride of his roots with him.  I am glad you have this site.  I really wish he saw it before he passed away.

Thank you,

Michael A. Sparti