Obituary: Sharon (Sherry) Rupert

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Sharon (Sherry) Rupert

Sharon B. Rupert (Sherry) daughter of J. Fredrick Rupert and Carolyn B. Rupert, was born May 21, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio, and passed away on May 12, 2018 in her home in Sag Harbor. She graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School in Ohio in 1956 and Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., in 1960.

Immediately after graduation she set forth to New York, living in the city for 42 years. She worked in financial and theater management at Circle in the Square Theater, Martinique Theater, APA-Phoenix Repertory Company, Queens Theater in the Park, Wagner Festival Theatre, City Center and Guild Hall of East Hampton. She was also Vice President and Treasurer of Brooklyn Academy of Music and managed several summer theaters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Ms. Rupert was a lecturer and panelist, a member of the Junior League of N.Y. and on the board of The League of Professional Theater Women, The Hampton Day School, Maidstone Regional Theatre and Technical Assistance Group.

Her heart was always in the theater and she was always involved with her animals. Lucky, her horse, joined her from the Midwest and was boarded in East Hampton and seven golden retrievers, beginning with Queenie when Sherry was eight, followed by Antigone, Timber, Quincy, Rupert, Clara and Roman until 2018.  She opened her home to many friends and family; and made their children a big part of her life.

She loved giving parties. Her Kentucky Derby parties were an annual celebration. She was also known for her many hats and scrapbooks.

Survivors include her brother, John (Bonnie) of Goleta, Calif., and sister Joan of Littleton ,Colo., Nephews, Shawn, Michael, Francis (Jamie), Mara (Nick), and great nieces Emily and Natalie.

A celebration of her life was held in her back yard on May 21, 2018, which would have been her 80th birthday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Kidney Foundation or the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

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