Richard Tuper

Richard Michael Tuper

1961 - 2022

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Obituary of Richard Michael Tuper

BRUSHTON – Richard Michael Tuper, Sr, age 60 passed away unexpectedly Thursday (May 26, 2022) at the Alice Hyde Medical Center. Rick was born in Malone on June 19, 1961, the son to the late Elwood and Beverly (LaRock) Tuper. He attended Salmon River School until his sophomore year graduating in 1979 from Brushton-Moira High School. He worked alongside his father for many years in the Tuper Handyman Company and was a well-known taxidermist in the area. Rick later retired from the Riverview Correctional facility after 23 years of service. Rick was an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He found much peace walking in the woods and spending time on his farm. Going to many antique shops, yard sales and collecting vintage tools became his favorite past time. Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his fiancée Shayne Carter, his children Richard Tuper, Jr., Michael Tuper of Ogdensburg, Mathew Tuper of Albany, Megan Tuper of Ogdensburg, Janelle Tuper of Ogdensburg, as well as his stepchildren Jerimie Hutchins, Alexander Carter, and Madison Carter. He was blessed with five grandchildren Cordelia Pickman Bailey Gilbo, Laynden, Vincent, and Cammie Carter. Besides her parents he is predeceased by a brother Kenneth. A celebration of life service will be held at a time to be announced. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Final Resting Place

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Oswegatchie Crematorium
5968 NY 812
Ogdensburg, New York, United States