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August Pupedis

1945 - 2021


August’s life began August 2, 1945, in Stuttgart, Germany.  As a young boy August’s family moved to the United States and settled in Coloma.  August grew up in Coloma, graduating from Coloma High School.  He then continued his education earning a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University.  During his senior year at U of M August met Julie Seymour, eventually they married and raised two boys.  August worked at various businesses including HeathKit, LeRoy’s Body Shop, Watervliet and Lee Memorial Hospitals, Gateway, River Terrace, All Phase, and Cook Nuclear Plant.  Outside of work August enjoyed gardening and photography.  He also loved to give back to his community by volunteering for many years through Boy Scouts and the Glad-Peach Festival Committee.


August’s greatest joy was spending time with his loving family which includes his wife Julie, two sons Andrew and Matthew (April) Pupedis, and two grandchildren Joshua and Joselyn.  August died Monday, March 15, 2021, surrounded by his family.  Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting August’s family with cremation arrangements.  His family will celebrate his life at a later date.  Memorials may be made in August’s memory to North Berrien Senior Center or Caring Circle Hospice.


North Berrien Senior Center
6648 Ryno Road, P.O. Box 730, Coloma MI 49038
Tel: 1-269-468-3366

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John and Sharon Fox

March 26, 2021 8:22 PM

We are so sorry for your loss Julie.  I remember Augie from Jaycees, and seeing him and you while you both were working at the Glad peach festival.  I remember him as a loyal, caring person.  He will be missed by the community, and all his old friends.

Diane Heuermann Landry

March 18, 2021 8:58 PM

I knew August when I was a  little girl growing up on the Ed Scheffler farm.  He was always helpful, happy, and kind to all.  Many good memories. I am sorry for your loss!  

Rita Lynch

March 18, 2021 5:51 PM

To Julie and Andrew.  Condolences from the Lynch family. We will miss seeing you at amass and the Hardings store.

Julia M Smith

March 18, 2021 11:27 AM

Julie, we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  August was a special and exceptional person.
May he rest in peace.

Bill and Julie Smith

Paul Nickels

March 18, 2021 9:14 AM

Julie, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, your sons and family at this time.

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