Roger W. Hupper ’50 died on May 21, 2017, in Tampa, Florida.
(The following was published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 2, 2017:)
HUPPER, Roger W. “Gator” of Tampa, died peacefully May 21, 2017, in his 91st year. He was a retired stockbroker and investment adviser. Born and raised in New York City, he was the second son of the late Roscoe H. Hupper and Dorothy H. Hupper. He attended The Allen-Stevenson School there, then graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 1945. He later earned his AB cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1950, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1954. He moved to Tampa in the late 1950s, where he co-founded a securities firm. Among his many longstanding friends were student athletes from the University of Tampa, who gave him the nickname “Gator” by which he was known the rest of his life. In addition to his enduring interest in the investment world, Gator was an avid photographer and golfer. He had a mischievous sense of humor, and was happiest exchanging jokes with friends over a fine meal. He is survived by five nieces and nephews, including John R. Hupper Jr., Gail J. Hupper, Craig W. Hupper, Anne H. Gans, and David R. Hupper. His brothers, John R. Hupper and Joel H. Hupper, predeceased him. Gator had a life-long interest in medicine, and donated his body to the Anatomical Board of the State of Florida for medical education. His family would appreciate any contributions in his memory to the Anatomical Board or other organizations involved in medical research.