- 82 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 5, 1933
- Date of passing: Mar 10, 2016
|Love and memories last forever...|
Charles L. “Soup” Suplee, Jr., of Mullica Hill, NJ, died on March 10, 2016 at his home. He was 82.
Born in Philadelphia, he was raised in Glassboro and graduated in 1951 from Glassboro High School. Upon graduation from Drexel with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Suplee retired from the DuPont Company in 1990 as Manager of Industrial Properties in the company's Corporate Real Estate Division in Wilmington where he was involved with the location and acquisition of their major facilities throughout the U.S. Mr. Suplee was a past President of the Industrial Development Research Council, an organization of corporate real estate executives and state and local industrial developers.
Mr. Suplee cared deeply about people and his community. As a member of the Harrison Township Historical Society, he served as Project Director of the Old Town Hall Restoration from 1991-96. He was an active member of the Mullica Hill Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. He was also a member of Pitman Lodge No.197, F&AM.
Soup lived his life from his generous and loving heart. Never missing an opportunity to celebrate, he delighted in the happiness of others. Soup especially enjoyed years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and summer vacations at his family home in Ocean City, NJ.
He is survived by Judy, his wife of 60 years; son, Curt Mitchell Suplee; daughter, Jennifer Suplee Mullin of Bowie, MD; granddaughter, Jessica Suplee Welsh (John); grandsons, Zachary, Jackson & Carter Mullin; great granddaughters, Tori & Desirae Welsh; his brother, Richard S. Suplee of Glassboro; his sister-in-law, Betsy S. Gray; and nieces & nephews.
On SATURDAY APRIL 16, at the Mullica Hill Friends Meetinghouse on S. Main St., Mullica Hill, all are invited to visit the family from 10-11 am. At 11 a memorial service in the tradition of Quaker meeting for worship provides time for sharing words from the heart in memory of Soup. Lunch follows in the Annex.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Harrison Township Historical Society, PO Box 4, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or the Omar & Mary Heritage Education Fund of Mullica Hill Friends Meeting, PO Box 67, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.
Burial will be private.
"Dear Judy and Family, We offer you our love and sympathy. He was one wonderful guy!!! We hope to be at his memorial service in April. Kayand Walter"
"Judy, Curt, and Jen, I am with you in prayer as you walk forward without Soup. I have always enjoyed Soup, his humor, his passion, his love for family and making great times together. There are many fond memories of our families get-togethers. He leaves a wonderful legacy of his family and his service to others. The path forward without Soup may look dark, but it does lighten, and at the end, he will be waiting to greet you with a shout and a big hug."
"Judy and Family,
With heavy heart I write this...I will cherish the memories of family get together's..Christmas Eve dinner years ago at Grandmother Siekielski's in Pitman..Visit's to Aunt Irene's in Glassboro and to your home in Mullica Hill...and the fun time we had in Ocean City when we had a mini reunion in the '80's..You are always in my prayers and thoughts."
"Dear Aunt Judy and family,
Although it's difficult today, to see beyond your sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Praying for you and your family."
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