JOSEPH PETER LUWPAS, age 52, of Portage, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012. Joseph was born on February 6, 1960 in Gary, Indiana. He was a lifelong area resident and was employed as a carpenter for Elite Construction. Joseph enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, watching NASCAR, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his mother, Diane Gymrek of Portage; 1 brother, Robert (Kamela) Luwpas of Portage; 1 sister, Lisa (Jeffrey) Mosier of Portage; nephew, Matthew Baker; niece, Jessica Wireman; step niece, Cathy Jo Havlin; great nieces Cortnee Carlisle and Breanne Havlin; great nephew, Zachary Havlin.
In memory of Joseph a donation may be made to Porter County Cancer Society, 2502 Beech St., Unit 60, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
Private family services were held. Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel is handling arrangements. Please call (219) 762-3013 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.