Dear Friends of the Winters Theatre Company, it is with deep sadness we inform you that one of our Founding Members and beloved friend, director, actor and mentor, Howard Hupe, passed away on Wednesday July 19th, 2017. Howard devoted his heart and soul to the creation and vitality of WTC and produced a wonderful community theatre venue for Winters and the Yolo County region which is now over 35 years strong. We will miss Howard deeply and it is extremely difficult to imagine producing a show without him. He has touched hundreds of us with his kindness, advice, caring, humor and grace.
Please join us in prayers for his wife, Germaine, and sons, Bruce and Jeff, and the entire Hupe family.
–Anita Ahuja and the WTC Board of Directors
Celebration of Life for Howard Hupe
Check out the video that gives a “preview” of all the things that Howard did for the community!
A Celebration of Life For Howard Hupe was held at the Winters Community Center on Sunday August 6th, 2017. Thanks to everyone who made the event possible, including the City of Winters, Winters Rotary Club, Winters Chamber of Commerce, Winters Senior Foundation, Emily Donlevy, and Edie Hagelis. Below are several pictures from the event:
A table at the event displayed pictures, a video tribute, and medals that Howard earned during his time in military service.
Anita Ahuja, WTC President, welcomed everyone.
John Donlevy, Winters City Manager, spoke about his fond memories of working with Howard.
Winters Mayor Wade Cowan discussed his memories of working with Howard and the connections he made.
Linda Glick, one of the WTC founding members, talked about the early days of WTC and working with Howard to start up WTC.
Jim Hewlett, WTC Board Member, sang two of Howard’s favorite songs, “Stranger In Paradise” and “Somewhere My Love.”
Germaine Hupe, the wife of Howard, shared recollections of when she first met Howard, and the life they shared together.
The room was filled to capacity with friends and family.
William Haggerty, an actor with WTC, participated in several performances at the event.
Kaitlin Richards, another WTC actor, entertained the audience with a Shakespeare scene and other performances.
Morgan Curtis, a WTC actor, performs during the event, while Anita Ahuja looks on.
It was a beautiful event dedicated to the memory of a man that touched the lives of so many!
Thank you to William Haggerty for sharing his pictures with us!