Deborah R. Carpenter passed with peace, grace and dignity on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with her loving husband Tim by her side. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Rupnik, and her father, Frank Rupnik of Canonsburg, PA, and her cousin, Gilbert Dolinar, Jr. of Finleyville, PA She lived her life with strength, kindness, laughter, patience and courage. She touched the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to meet her.
Debbie lived most of her life in the Pittsburgh, PA area, where she enjoyed golf, shopping, cross-stitching, gardening, the music and movies of Elvis, and the love of her husband of nearly 25 years, Timothy Carpenter. She is survived there by her dear aunt, Dorothy Blosel, as well as her cousins Jeffery (Janis) Blosel, Linda (George) Csete, Cindy Dolinar, Gilbert’s widow Marge, and their children and grandchildren.
Deb spent the last 20 months of her life with Tim in Wentzville, MO, where she is also survived by her step-daughter, Kimberly Carpenter, her sisters-in-law Joan (Bob) Dopuch and Teresa (Steve) Teeple, nieces and nephews Michelle (Mike) Gantner, Bryan (Kate) Dopuch, Nicole (Josiah) Merritt, and Chris (Holly) Dopuch, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
There will be a mass of celebration to honor Deborah’s life at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at The Assumption Catholic Church at 403 North Main Street (route M) in O’Fallon, MO. Her family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church.
If anyone wishes to honor her life with a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Cancer Society it would be greatly appreciated.