David Bernard Krupa, of Providence, dies at 55
Tuesday 08 February 2022
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David Bernard Krupa, 55, a resident of Providence, died in Rhode Island Hospital of COVID-related sepsis and cardiac arrest.
Born December 9, 1966, David was the son of the late John J. and the late Bettie M. (Sawin) Krupa. After graduating from Cranston East High School in 1984, David attended Rhode Island College and earned his BS in Commerce. David has lived in Rhode Island for most of his life, except for a few brief years in Utah and a year at the University of Rexburg, Idaho.
David was predeceased by his sisters Karen L. Krupa, Marilyn McKenna, his mother Bettie M. (Sawin) Krupa, his father John J. Krupa, his niece Crystal Krupa Cubilla and his nephew Nick Krupa Annicelli. He is survived by his triplet siblings Robert J. Krupa and Suzanne Krupa of Utah and his brothers John J. Krupa Jr and Michael R. McKenna. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Trent J. Krupa, Christian Gray, Megan Gray, Robert “Bob”, Ryan and Kayla Krupa and his sister-in-law Alexandra (Souza) Krupa.
David was affectionately known as ‘Fit’, a nickname given to him by his brother John decades ago. He was a sweet and affectionate guy, always giving multiple hugs to his family and friends to express his appreciation and warmth. Everyone loved his friendly and endearing personality. He enjoyed talking to everyone and his kindness resonated, even with strangers. David was a salesman and negotiator in his working years, proactively driven to achieve his goals and “get deals”. He opened a small used car dealership for a few years around 1990 and helped many low income people find good cars at affordable prices. He was also a top salesman at a former housewares retailer in Warwick in the 1980s.
David was carer for his father who had medical issues that limited his mobility. He took him to restaurants, spent countless hours with him at home, and visited him daily during his final years in a nursing home. He was a caring soul who went out of his way to help anyone and was grateful for the little things in life. He focused on what he could do, not on his limitations or the behaviors of others. His contagious laughter, warm heart, humor and big hugs will be sorely missed.
A celebration of his life with family and friends will be scheduled for a later date.
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