Former councilman, Ukrainian leader passes away

From the C & G News in Michigan:

WARREN – Michael William Chupa, a former Warren City Council member and a pillar of the city’s Ukrainian community, died in his sleep at his home in Warren early on Oct. 5, a family member said.

“I think he was a person who would really rather work with people than fight with people. He had a sense of loyalty. He was very proud of his children,” said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who served with Chupa for 16 years as a member of the council. “He could disagree without being disagreeable.”

Chupa will also be remembered for his contributions to the Ukrainian community, where he was a leader with the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church Council and active with Immaculate Conception schools.

“He was a perfect asset to the Ukrainian community and he’ll be missed,” said Macomb County Commissioner Andrey Duzyj, D-District 1, president of Warren’s Ukrainian Cultural Center. “He was a fixture in the Ukrainian community and we’re very proud of his accomplishments.”

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