Deborah R. Carpenter

Deborah R. Carpenter

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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.

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  1. Lori Glossner says:

    So sorry for your loss. I really liked Debbie, she was so nice and pretty and smart. I’m glad to have known her.

  2. Janice M McSherry says:

    Debbie was a lovely person and always so nice and helpful to me at work. She saved me more than once! Even in the later years, when our roles no longer coincided, it was nice to run into her sweet smile. Rest in Peace, Debbie. My sympathy to you, Tim, and to the rest of Deb’s loved ones.

  3. Dennis Kovacevich says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was such a kind, cheerful and lovely woman, and she will be greatly missed.

  4. Debbie Eles says:

    Dear Tim and all of Debbie’s loved ones,. I am very sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was a lovely, kind and soft-spoken person who was always helpful at work. May the Lord bless you in your sorrow as he blessed you on the day he brought this wonderful woman in your life.

  5. Denise Senich says:

    Tim & family,

    My condolences to you & your family. Debbie was always such a great person. So sorry to hear of her passing. You guys were great together. You are in my prayers.

  6. Vic Venezia says:

    Dear Tim, Vic Venezia here, fellow McBride Mick. I want to express my condolences and sympathies for the loss of your bride. All I know is GOD is always good, and praise Him for Jesus, who conquered death forever through His life, death, and resurrection!

  7. Maria Lamb says:

    Tim, I am so very sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. There are no words to tell you how my heart broke when I heard. Love and prayers to your family.

  8. Diane Vular says:

    I am just seeing this now, Tim. So very sorry to hear about Debbie. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.