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Conrad Charles “Bud” Haupt ’53 passed away March 13, 2020 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol Joy Haupt ’57, their children: Julie Haupt (Bennington, VT), Leslie Haupt (Bellevue, KY) and Eric Haupt (Bellevue, WA) and grand-children: Alissa Marr, Devin Marr, Justin Haupt and Drew Haupt.  Also survived by his adopted family, (Lina, Emanuel, Rebecca and Ezra). 

Mr. Haupt was born in Cincinnati, grew up Ludlow, KY, received his BS in Business Administration from Antioch College in 1957 and his MA in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina. He worked for the City of Cincinnati as a City Planner, Assistant Director of the Model Cities Program and Community Development Administrator.

Bud was an active member of the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati for over 59 years serving on multiple committees there.  He was an avid supporter of cultural arts and community events.  He knew Cincinnati well and took pride in offering informal tours of the city for visitors and friends.  He enjoyed world travel and maintained close relationships with his many relatives in Germany. 

Upon retirement, Bud pursued his interests in transportation, travel, cross-cultural education and exchange.  He was an active proponent of Skyloop (an innovative approach to alleviating urban traffic congestion), and was largely responsible for initiating and developing the Cincinnati-Kharkov (Ukraine) Sister City Program. He had a gift for relating to young children and animals and was a 30-year volunteer educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and a beloved tutor at South Avondale Public School.