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William F. Hepler

November 30, 1928 - October 8, 2021

U.S. Veteran

World War II Veteran


Service Date: October 14, 2021

In Lieu of Flowers: Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Avenue (Suite 1802), New York, NY 10001.

Obituaries » William F. Hepler

William F. Hepler passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021, in the comfort of his home in Lake Parsippany. He was 92.

He was born in Newark on November 30, 1928, to Fred A. Hepler and Caroline Drum.

William enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 16 and was honorably discharged on September 11, 1948.

He was a member of the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps. He worked for Pfizer from 1964-1992 before retiring.

He enjoyed vacationing and being at the beach with his lovely wife Charlotte “Peachie” (née-Ricker) to whom he was married for 35 years before she passed away in 2002.

William is also predeceased by his stepson, Danny J. Burlew.

Survivors include; his granddaughter, Danielle Homentosky, her husband, Justin, and five great grandchildren, Isidra, Imani, Ivangeline, Susan & Grace.

His step son Gary Burlew and his wife, Susan and their daughter (his granddaughter) Kelsy, and step son Clifford Burlew. He also leaves behind many loving in-laws.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Noon at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. Interment: Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Avenue (Suite 1802), New York, NY 10001.