Howard R Kyper
April 7, 1928 – January 27, 2020
Howard “Russ” Kyper
Russ Kyper age 91 of Englewood passed away January 27, 2020, he was born to Wayne and Harriet Kyper in Huntingdon County PA in 1928. After high school, he served 44 months in the US Navy Seabees in the Pacific. After discharge, Russ moved to Florida where he met Joy DeMay vacationing with her parents at Indian Rocks Beach and she became his wife one year later. They were married in Rochester, NY and Russ was employed by S R Parry Machine Company. Twenty two years later he transferred to Alliance Tool Corp and retired as a Sales Engineer and they moved to Englewood in 1990.
Russ’ interests were sailing Lake Ontario with his wife aboard their sloop “Spindrift”, and deer hunting in the southern tier of NY. Former activities and memberships include Boy Scouts, Civil Defense, Masonic Lodge, Demascus Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Brooklea CC, Pultneyville Yacht Club, Lemon Bay Playhouse trustee, Chamber of Commerce, and EUMC. He and his wife co-founded the annual Buchan Aviation Fly-in Breakfast, and was president of Spirit of Englewood, a solar power ferry project he also founded. His loving wife of 64 years predeceased him in death on June 19, 2016.
He is survived by his two sons Scott and Leslie Kyper of Lakeland, FL, Dan and Jean Kyper of Ontario, NY, and daughter Lynda and John Richardson of Port Charlotte, FL, 7 grandchidren, 8 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Englewood United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida on April 8, 2021 at 11:00 am with military honors. In lieu of flower please support the Shrine Hospitals for handicapped Children.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood, Florida.
Howard R Kyper
March 25, 2020
It was a true honor to be Friends with Russ. As a Board Member with the Englewood CRA we all enjoyed and appreciated Russ's informative reports concerning the Ferry Boat project. When I would visit him at his home He always wipped out a healthy [maybe not healthy]drink for me. He will be missed.
February 18, 2020
My Papa. The most influential, steady , and knowledgeable man in my life-his memory forever lives in his family.
Love you forever.
January 30, 2020
Russ and Joy were two of the best neighbors anyone could have asked for. They were so kind to us when we moved into Park Forest and we will never forget them. Fly with the angels.
Earl and Anna Levesque
January 29, 2020
Thank you Daddy for placing such a strong foundation for our family. You always made me laugh every day. Our time together was more precious to me than you know. Dance with Mom and give her my love and hugs. Knowing you two are together again gives me peace. I love you so much Daddy! Always and forever!