John Anthony Kupris

September 22, 1946July 13, 2020

John Anthony Kupris, 73, of Athens, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020.

Mr. Kupris was cremated, in accordance with his wishes, and no local services will be held.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Jana Evans

November 15, 2020

I am very saddened to learn that John Kupris died this year. I was his legal assistant from 1979 to 1982 when I was an undergraduate at UGA. I worked for him when he ran for Magistrate judge against Pierre Boulogne.

Working for John was quite the adventure. I remember sitting in his office with clients waiting for him, and he would come in with his bicycle, go back and change clothes to meet the clients. He introduced me to the world of the sole practitioner, and I enjoyed making the rounds to the courthouse, the post office and the bank for him. My first day working for him, he had a real estate closing, and he sent me to the bank at the end of the day with a large cash deposit. I could not believe he trusted me with such a task so quickly.

I am now a sole practitioner in Dallas Ga and have been practicing law for 31 years. John was a wonderful friend and inspiration.

Samuel Thomas

July 24, 2020

I always cherished John's wisdom that came from years of legal experience. He was one of my strongest mentors when I began practicing law. I will always be thankful for the advice he graciously provided me. The legal community of Athens Georgia has suffered a great loss with John's passing. RIP my friend.

Beverly LOGAN

July 19, 2020

My condolences to John's family. While with technology we didn't see John in the Clerk's Office as much, back in the day he was a regular.
Prayers to his family.

Bill Bushnell

July 16, 2020

May John's soul rest in peace. He was a formidable advocate in his prime and over the past several years was "a conversational advocate" for his political and diverse opinions and his own peace of mind. For those who knew John well, he was a most interesting character, putting more value into the conversation than in his image. He was a friend and a character. When you hear the clap of thunder it will likely be John arguing his case or position with either the spirits in heaven or perhaps more so taking on the demons of hell. RIP john