A resident, friend, and involved San Fernando citizen has passed. Theale “Stormy” Haupt, born on December 15, 1943, died the afternoon of June 15th at Holy Cross Hospital surrounded by devoted family and friends. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his son, Sean, his daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Stormy and his family started their life in San Fernando over 40 years ago, in a home he still occupied on Orange Grove Avenue.
In the mid-1970s, he married his first wife, Pamela, and together they had two children, Sean and Shannon. Tragically, his daughter died in a car accident in 1995.
In 2006, his wife of 30 years succumbed to cancer. While he remained alone for many years, happily, he found love and companionship again in 2017, when he married San Fernando resident, Patricia Yribe-Haupt.
Stormy was a skilled carpenter, musician, and community leader. During his years in town he worked for several national firms overseeing construction projects large and small. He spent years in the film and television industry designing and constructing sets, contributing his carpentry skills to dozens of TV shows and films.
Stormy became more active in the community during 2012 working on political committees, advising city staff, and working to return our community to a more organized and welcoming place. Council Member Jessie Avila appointed him to the Planning commission, where he influenced many aspects of development here in San Fernando.
He joined the local Kiwanis Club in 2013 and soon joined its board, becoming president in 2016. His Kiwanis family became his extended family, through service.
Stormy was a long-time supporter and 10-year board member for Valley Family Center, and was instrumental in the acquisition of the property it now occupies on Brand Boulevard. He also sat on the board of “The Center at Blessed Sacrament,” a charity catering to the homeless of Los Angeles, and helped them build their new facility that sits on Selma Street in Hollywood.
Stormy was a man of conviction and principals, speaking his mind, leading through example, and endeavoring to build a better place for us all. He will be missed for his knowledge, his kindness, his tenacity and his personal mission. But he will be missed mostly because everyone he touched, he sincerely loved.
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” Marcus Aurelius
Stormy lived a noble life, and wherever he is, will live on in our memories.