John Albert "Jack" Kruppenbach      26 June 2014

John Albert "Jack" Kruppenbach, 86,  of New Holland,  PA
"charged ahead"  into  Heaven on Thursday, June 26, 2014
at home with devoted caregivers and  his  beloved  four-
legged  companion  "Misty"  at  his  side.  He died from
advanced congestive heart failure brought on by treatment
for cancer in 2007.  He was  the  husband  of  the  late
Elizabeth Anne "Bebe" Kruppenbach who died in 2012, with
whom he shared 58 years of marriage.  Born in Allentown,
PA, he was the son of the late Harry and Mabel (Barrett)
Kruppenbach.  Jack was a member of Harmony United Metho-
dist Church, Morgantown, where he  sang  in  the  senior
choir and served as church Treasurer.

After discharge from the United States Army,  Jack received a Bachelor
of Science degree in geology from New Mexico Tech in  1951.  He  later
attended  graduate  school at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
During his career  he  worked  for  Continental  Geophysical  Company;
Geophysical  Service,  Inc.; Trojan  Powder  Company; and Digicon Geo-
physical Company. In 1974, he cofounded the  Dallas-based  geophysical
consulting  firm:  Energy  Analysts, Inc.   He  remained  with  Energy
Analysts when it was purchased by Landmark Graphics, Inc. in 1987.

Jack spent 40 years roaming the globe as a geophysical team  scientist
and  project  manager, planning and supervising seismic data gathering
operations in the Arctic Ocean, Yukon and Amazon  Rivers,  Sub-Saharan
Africa, China, Central  America, and  Australia.  He was very proud of
his membership in  "several"  airline  million-mile  clubs!  His  work
resulted  in  patents pertaining to seismic explosive formulations and
seismology  (including  the  original "Land Streamer"  technology  for
arctic/desert work),  and  papers  and publications addressing remote-
area data acquisition, logistics, boat  design, and  inflatable  tech-

He was a  member  of  many  professional  associations, including  the
Society  of  Exploration  Geophysicists  (SEG),  where  he  served  as
Secretary-Treasurer from 1999-2000.  Jack worked  diligently  to  make
financial and operating information transparent to the SEG membership,
focusing on ways to eliminate waste and redundancy. In addition to his
work  in  geophysics, Jack  cofounded  the  Riverside National Bank in
Grand Prairie, TX.

Jack and Bebe were active supporters of  New  Mexico  Tech  throughout
their lives, and established the Kruppenbach-Harrison Scholarship Fund
in  memory of their parents to help struggling students. Jack received
the New Mexico Tech President's Club Alumni Award in 2008.

He enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading, cooking, and  conversing  on
any  subject. His  front  porch  was  the neighborhood salon, and many
lively  conversations  were  conducted with neighbors in the evenings.
Jack believed and followed "The Rhino Principle" throughout his  life:
Charge Ahead!

Jack  is  survived  by  his  daughters, Susan  Elizabeth  Kruppenbach,
married to Jeffrey Miller, of Leola, Rebecca Catherine, married to Dr.
James  Bryan, of  Amarillo, TX,  and  Polly  Anne, married  to  Robert
Cameron  Reagor,  of  Frisco, TX; six  grandchildren, Kimberly Miller,
Robin and Benjamin Bryan, and Jack,  William  and  Paige  Reagor;  two
brothers, Harry  Kruppenbach  of Laurinburg, NC and Robert Kruppenbach
of Gap; and one sister, Jane Ramsey of Wichita, KS.

His memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12th, at 11:00 a.m.
at  the  Harmony  U.M.  Church,  740  Harmony  Road,  Route  10 North,
Morgantown, PA with the Rev. Larry Frank  officiating. Interment  will
be in  the  adjoining  church cemetery. A luncheon will follow. Family
and friends will be received at the church, starting at  10:00 a.m. In
lieu of  flowers,  memorials  may be sent to Harmony U.M. Church, P.O.
Box 141,  Morgantown,  PA  19543.  The  Groff-High  Funeral  Home, New
Holland is  in  charge  of arrangements. Online condolences and remem-
brances may be posted on their website: www.groffeckenroth.com