Memorial Created By
Gretchen Kaup

David J. Kaup

April 08, 1939 - May 15, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of David J. Kaup. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to David's memorial.

David J. Kaup was born on April 8, 1939 to Alfred and Thelma Kaup in Marionville, Missouri. On May 15, 2022 David passed away after struggling with progressive dementia in Winter Springs, Florida.   After David graduated high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a BS (1960) and MS (1962) in Engineering Physics. Then he completed a PhD in Physics at the University of Maryland in 1967. He was hired at Clarkson...  see more
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  • Anthony  C.
    My condolences to the family of Dr. Kaup and I'm sorry for the late posting, but I just found this when searching his name online.

    I was one of his students at Clarkson University in the mid to late 1980's. He was known for being one of the smartest...  more
  • Jenny Evanko
    Uncle David was my dad's older brother. What I remember most about Uncle David are his booming laugh and bright, interested eyes. When I was a kid, he was interested in what I had to say instead of talking at me like most adults did. He had a good way...  more
  • Michael Kaup
    I'm Michael Kaup and David was my oldest brother. My earliest memory of David was when I was probably around 4 or 5.. He had just mounted a "walking stick" (Insect, I don't remember the scientific name). So I was mad with him over something...  more
  • Gretchen Kaup
    Here's a photo of the last time I saw Dad when I visited June 2021. He was sort of like a big kid during this time, enjoying ice cream and taking nature walks with me and Galen. He shared a lot of memories about his boyhood in Missouri, so it was nice to...  more