Death – Obituary News : Jeff Ruppenthal, a well-known photographer for Lebanon Daily News and Lancaster Newspapers, has sadly passed away today after a short illness. He was a unique individual and will be deeply missed by those who knew him. Rest in peace, Ruppy.
Sad news to report: Longtime Lebanon Daily News and Lancaster Newspapers photographer Jeff Ruppenthal passed away earlier today after a brief illness. He was one of a kind, as anyone who knew him can attest. RIP Ruppy.
— Pat Huggins (@phuggsports) September 8, 2023
Longtime Lebanon Daily News and Lancaster Newspapers photographer Jeff Ruppenthal has sadly passed away today following a brief illness. Ruppenthal, known as “Ruppy” to his friends and colleagues, was a highly respected and talented photographer who had a profound impact on the local community.
Born and raised in Lancaster, Ruppenthal discovered his passion for photography at a young age. He began his career as a photojournalist at the Lebanon Daily News, where he quickly gained recognition for his exceptional talent and dedication to his craft. Ruppenthal’s ability to capture powerful and emotive moments through his lens made him an invaluable asset to the newspaper.
His work not only graced the pages of local publications but also received widespread acclaim and numerous awards. Ruppenthal’s photographs had a unique ability to tell stories and evoke strong emotions, capturing the essence of the subjects and the moments they were experiencing.
Beyond his professional achievements, Ruppenthal was known for his warm and kind-hearted nature. Colleagues and friends often spoke of his willingness to offer guidance and support to aspiring photographers, always eager to share his knowledge and expertise.
Ruppenthal’s passing leaves a void in the local journalism and photography community. His unwavering commitment to his craft and his ability to capture the heart and soul of his subjects will be sorely missed.
The outpouring of condolences and tributes on social media is a testament to the impact Ruppenthal had on those who knew him. His legacy will live on through his exceptional body of work, which will continue to inspire and resonate with generations to come.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Ruppenthal’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. His contributions to the world of photography and journalism will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Ruppy..