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Barrett M. Chlupsa

1938 - 2010

Barrett M. Chlupsa, of Payson, died Nov. 24, 2010 in Mesa. He was born Dec. 10, 1938 in Aroma Park, Ill. to Albert Joseph and Ruth (Hayes) Chlupsa.
Mr. Chlupsa attended Glendale High School, Glendale, Ariz., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mesa Community College, Mesa, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1968 and worked as an avionics technician/engineer with Aviation Specialties from 1968 to 1988 and Boeing from 1988 to 2003.
He married Judith K. Smith Sept. 24, 1960 in Phoenix.
He was active in the Marine Corps League in Payson, and a member of the National Rifle Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving Mr. Chlupsa are his wife, Judith; son, Timothy B. Chlupsa and his fiancee Kathy Thorp of Mesa; his granddaughter, Layla Lynn Chlupsa of Bryson City, N.C.; and his brother, Arnold J. Chlupsa of Cadiz, Ky.
No services are planned at this time.