John G. Rupprecht Was in life insurance


A memorial service for John G. Rupprecht, a retired life insurance manager, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 250 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown.

Mr. Rupprecht, who was 90, died Monday at a nursing home in Boonsboro.

A native of Baltimore, he joined the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Baltimore in 1917. He worked as an instructor, teaching new insurance agents, before becoming a manager, first at the Martinsburg, W.Va., office and then at the Hagerstown office. He retired in 1965.

Mr. Rupprecht, who graduated from City College and attended the Johns Hopkins University, was a Mason.

He was also active in the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club, the Hagerstown branch of the American Cancer Society and the Health System Agencies of Western Maryland, a committee to oversee expansion of health facilities in the region's counties.

In 1980, he served as president of the Metropolitan Life Veterans of Maryland and Delaware; that same year, he realized a longtime ambition when he worked as a census-taker in the decennial tally of the American people.

Mr. Rupprecht is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Dorothy Gohdes of Hagerstown; a son, John C. Rupprecht of Boulder, Colo.; and five grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Madeline Robison of Ellicott City and Elizabeth R. Tiemeyer of McLean, Va.; and a brother, Robert H. Rupprecht of Towson.

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