Doris V. Kupfer, family matriarch
Doris V. Kupfer, 83, of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born July 16, 1929, in Baltimore City, Md., daughter of the late William and Naomi (Collins) Hesterberg.
Mrs. Kupfer enjoyed a 25-plus year career as a secretary with the Baltimore City Board of Education. After retirement she relocated to the Rehoboth Beach area and has called Rehoboth Beach home since the early 1980s.
Mrs. Kupfer loved playing the slot machines whenever she had an opportunity. It didn't really matter if she won or lost, it was the people she met that she most enjoyed.
She was a member of American Legion Post 5 Ladies Auxiliary in Rehoboth Beach and the VFW Post 7447 Ladies Auxiliary, also in Rehoboth Beach.
Mrs. Kupfer took great pride in her five children and took the role of matriarch in the family very seriously. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kupfer was preceded in death by her two sons: Timmy and Terry Kupfer. She is survived by her loving husband of 60-plus years, Lou W. Kupfer; two sons: Bill Louis Kupfer and wife Beatrice of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Tommy Kupfer of Rehoboth Beach; one daughter: Beverly Ann Farley of South Bethany; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a sister: Catherine Martin of Baltimore County, Md.
All services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-016.