Richard L. Eppley, "LeRoy," age 69, of Somerset, died Monday, September 23, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia L. (Melanson) Eppley to whom he has been married for twenty eight years.
Born in Mechanicsburg, PA, a son of the late Charles L. and Anna L. (Engle) Eppley and stepson of Carole Eppley of New Oxford, PA, he lived in various places all over the world settling in Somerset in 1998. A graduate of Madrid High School in Spain, he later graduated from George Washington University.
Mr. Eppley was a United States Navy Veteran with twenty four years of service and held the rank of Chief Petty Officer and saw service during the Viet Nam Era. He was a civil servant at the Veterans Administration Boston Health Care System for twenty seven years. He enjoyed traveling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife and stepmother, one daughter; Wanda L. Moore and her husband Patrick of Louisville, KY, four sons; Ronald L. Eppley and his wife Shyne and Robert L. Eppley and his wife Melissa both of Las Vegas, David J. Eppley and his wife Ashley of Tiverton, RI, Mark A. Eppley and his wife Nicki of Bristol, RI, one brother; David M. Eppley of Cypress, TX, two stepbrothers; William Eppley of Blairsville, PA, Michael Eppley of New Oxford, PA, three sisters; Lois Ann Hoffman of Indiana, PA, Marian W. Fears of Durant, FL, Elaine E. Palmer of Indiana, PA, three stepsisters; Wanda Landis of Etters, PA, Fanny Miller, Peggy Shuyler both of Gettysburg, PA, his "Perfect" thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Paul E. Eppley.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 4 to 8PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset. His burial with Military Honors will be held Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:30am at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.