Dolores Irene (Fitting) Rupp
Simple Down to Earth Woman -
Dolores Irene (Fitting) Rupp, age 89, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Dolores was born on Saturday, January 17, 1931, in Harrisburg to the late Charles Albert Fitting, Sr. and Margaret Athalena (Peterson) Fitting. Dolores was the widow of Mervin “Chesty” Rupp, whom she married on May 8, 1955, and who died on March 18, 2006. In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores is preceded in death by her four brothers: Walter Fitting, Charles Fitting, Richard Fitting, Harvey Fitting; and her two sisters: Ruth Jones and Edna Lencioni.
Dolores’s survivors include her two daughters: Dianne Rupp of Mechanicsburg, Patsy Shaw and husband Thomas of Mechanicsburg; her brother, Raymond Fitting of Duncannon; and several nieces and nephews.
Dolores graduated from William Penn High School as part of the class of 1949. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg. Dolores was all about her family; she supported her girls in everything they did. She was proud of her home and enjoyed spending time there tending to her flower beds and tomato plants as well as canning. Dolores had a love for animals, especially for that of her cats and her daughter, Dianne’s, cat. She enjoyed watching all types of sports, but baseball was her all-time favorite. Dolores used her passion for sports to help found the Mechanicsburg Softball Summer League. Everyone who knew Dolores will remember the “uptown girl” that was a simple down to earth woman.
All are welcome to join Dolores’s family by gathering at 9:45 a.m. for her committal service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, 55 Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, PA 17003; with Reverend Dr. Karen Durbin officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service is limited to 25 people. Cremation was private.
While Dolores’s family will not be accepting flowers, they invite those wishing to celebrate Dolores’s life with a memorial contribution to make them to Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.HomelandAtHome.org/Giving-Back/ or the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111, www.HumaneSocietyHbg.org/Get-Involved/Donate/.
Dolores’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Dolores’s full obituary, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.