In Memory

Patricia 'Tita' Tibbetts (Hupp) - Class Of 1949

Patricia 'Tita' Tibbetts (Hupp)

Tita Tibbetts Hupp

June 18, 1931 - August 21, 2019

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03/26/20 03:19 PM #1    

Bruce Eskander -SPHSAA Webmaster (1972)

My condolences to the Hupp family on the passing of Patricia 'Tita' Tibbetts Hupp. 

It's so serendipitous how looking at a photo I just realized (after 48 years) our interesting connections... 

(1) Thinking back, I met Mrs. Hupp only once for a brief introduction by her daughter at her home in San Gabriel, CA. This short meeting in their living room was for (as I recall) the 16th birthday party of their daughter Ginny Hupp. I was 18 at this time and I actually had a bit of a crush on Ginny.

(2) Just recently I realized that Patricia most assuredly knew my mother (Betty La Verne Gore) in high school!  They were both South Pasadena High School graduates in 1949!

It's so interesting how connected we all are and how our paths have crossed in life. I received the above photos from Patricia's son (Keith Hupp) just this past February 20, 2020. When looking at the color photo all of a sudden the name Hupp clicked! I realized that I knew Patricia's daughter (Ginny Hupp) who is standing behind and just to the right of her. 

Ginny and I knew each other in high school. That happened because although I grew up in South Pasadena all my life, I went to San Gabriel to church and for a short period of time to participate in their gymnastic program. 

Ginny was two years younger than me and we both attended Trinity Lutheran Church in San Gabriel. Although we lived in South Pasadena, my family had attended Trinity since I was in the 6th grade. There were three other South Pasadena High School families who had kids that were fellow Luther Leaguers... they were Janet Clark, Jim Kopp, Walter Kopp, Jan Nord, and Robin Nord.

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