Jonathan Caesar "Jon" Lupia
1951 - 2020
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Jonathan Caesar Lupia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 in the comfort of his home. He was 69 years old. He fought a brave and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer but was able to peacefully pass away surrounded by family.

Jon was born May 29, 1951, to Achy and Carol Lupia. His father was a Captain in the Navy. Being from a military family, Jon had the opportunity to live in various East and West Coast cities. The family also enjoyed an unforgettable experience living on base in Sasebo, Japan. He attended the University of Louisville and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. As a senior, Jon spent a semester abroad in Wroxton, England, where he met his future bride and lifelong companion, Peeb. They were married August 12, 1972 in Des Moines, IA. The "apple of his eye", Courtney, was born into the family on Feb. 1, 1983.

Jon, Peeb and Courtney moved to Durango in 1994 and never looked back. The family enjoyed countless adventures as they explored traveling around our beautiful state and country as well as exciting destinations abroad.

Jon loved to cook for his family and friends. They will never forget his constant mission to craft the perfect pizza. He was an avid golfer and world traveler. He enjoyed getting lost in planning perfect travel itineraries. He was a World War II history enthusiast and ardent Louisville sports fan. He adored his beloved dogs.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peeb; daughter and son-in-law: Courtney and Marc; grandchildren: Theo, Liam, and Emma; siblings: Christie and Bruce Gescheider, David and Denise Lupia, and Carol Em and Scott Smith; sister-in-law; Annie Hinkle and many extended family members and wonderful friends.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Mercy or the Pancreatic Action Network.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Sep. 9, 2020.
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November 14, 2020
A gifted man in so many ways. Peeb, this is so painful to hear, my prayers for you and family. Jon really supported my personal needs at a time I needed help. God bless.
Dean Gilliam
Friend
September 14, 2020
Jon was smart and salty and hilarious and I absolutely loved him. He sang a great version of Kenny Rogers "Ruby", which I had the pleasure of singing his backup. To Peeb and the family, so very sorry for your loss. He was awesome.
Erin White Sinberg
Friend
September 11, 2020
Jon was a great person and a big influence in my life. I’ll never forget my time with Jon at work and with his family. Jon always remembered that family and friends are first. He lived by those values and I’ll never forget the great days we were able to share those values together. I only wish I could tell him that he was a great influence in my life.
Peter Jankowski
Family
September 11, 2020
Jon was a major influence in my life. I was
Peter Jankowski
Friend
September 11, 2020
So many wonderful memories of the days at Loronix. Jon was an amazing friend, mentor, and boss. My sincere condolences to Peeb and Courtney.
Pat Heyman
Coworker
September 11, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you Peeb and Courtney. God bless.
Joanne Jankowski
September 10, 2020
He always was very nice, said hello and smiled every day when i saw him at work
Veronica Wells
Coworker
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