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Gerald H. Hepler

October 23, 1932 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 87)



Gerald H. “Jerry” Hepler, 87 of Smithton, passed away Monday evening, July 27, 2020 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

He was born October 23, 1932 in Alverton, the son of the late Louis J. and Estel E. Hough Hepler.

Jerry and his wife Joan, attended Pennsville Baptist Church for over 35 years. He was a graduate of South Huntingdon High School Class of 1951.

He was a professional over the road driver, with 30 years of experience with Calvin Hepler Trucking and R.L. Smeltz (AMACO).

He and his wife Joan enjoyed visiting Lancaster, Pa. for shopping, attending Sight and Sound shows and visiting the Amish. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family especially his granddaughter, Abigail Ruthanna, who Jerry and Joan cared for at times.

Jerry is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Joan Ruth Hagerman Hepler, whom he married, September 25, 1964,

His Daughter Suzanne Ruth Yenich and husband Vaughn of Smithton

His Granddaughter:

Abigail Ruthanna Yenich of Smithton

His Sisters:

Yvonne D. Showman and husband William of Greensburg

Shelva Jean Mc Phatter of Palm Coast, Fla.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his,

Brother: Cavin W. Hepler

Sister: Betty Irene Smeltz

Family and friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale, Thursday from 2 – 4PM 7 6 – 8PM. And Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM, the time of his Funeral Service, with Pastors Terry V. Murray and Robert Bixel, of the Pennsville Baptist Church,  co – officiating.

Committal Services and Interment will follow in Barren Run Cemetery, Smithton

Visitors are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing according to CDC guidelines. 

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