Bart Allen Krupp, VHS ’66


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Bart Allen Krupp, of Verona and Montclair, New Jersey and Napa, California, died on January 23, 2024. Bart was born on December 8, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York to Arthur Krupp and Rosalind (Mehr).

He is survived by his brothers Jan Krupp (Jan) of Napa, California and Fred Krupp (Laurie Devitt) of Norwalk, Connecticut.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia (Thomas); his children, Edward Krupp (Monika) and Staci Krupp (Grant Gerber); and his grandchildren Emma, Phillip, and Nathan Krupp and Estelle and Max Gerber.

Bart grew up in Verona, spending his childhood playing baseball at Everett Field on Bloomfield Avenue and fishing in Verona Lake. In high school, he started as a first baseman on the freshman baseball team. Later, his math teacher recruited him for tennis, where his athletic gifts also shone. Bart spent his summers at Camp Beaver Lake in Vermont, first as a camper and later as a counselor, where he enjoyed fishing, coaching baseball, and being in Vermont.

After graduating from Verona High School in 1966, Bart attended Pennsylvania Military College (Widener University) where he played tennis and proudly majored in the three P’s (poker, ping pong, and Pat). Bart met and married Pat, the love of his life, in 1969, impressing her with both his good looks and his fraternity jacket.

After graduating from college, Bart joined his father in the family business, Capital Foam Products, where they worked together for several decades. He was instrumental in making that business thrive.

Throughout his life, Bart was a legendary game player. He loved playing blackjack, never letting his kids win at Risk, and managing his fantasy baseball team.

In 1990, Bart embarked on his greatest business venture with his brother Jan. Together, they developed what would become Stagecoach Vineyards in Napa, California, and then later established Krupp Brothers Winery and Estate.

In both his business and personal relationships, Bart was a thoughtful listener, a gifted problem-solver, and always a man of his word. We are all better for the advice and guidance that he gave to us over the years. Bart’s kindness and generosity have left a lasting and profound impact on everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and family man, Bart was immensely proud of both his brothers, his wife, children, and all of his five grandchildren. He is already greatly missed.

A celebration of Bart’s life will be held on February 3, 2024, please email Staci Krupp ([email protected]) for details.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to the Environmental Defense Fund or MSA Coalition, or to a charity of your choice.

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