William L'Eplattenier Jr., 96, a resident of Cape Coral for 36 years passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Hagersville, PA, William was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, the former Helen Kline; two brothers, Victor and Alfred and sister Octavia (Taffy) Piazza. Bill spent 3 years in the Army Air Corps during WWII attaining the rank of First Sergeant in charge of several field hospitals and their personnel. When discharged from the Army he returned to General Foods Corporation and was a loyal employee and manager for over 42 years. He started out as a mail room clerk and ended his career as the West Coast Regional Sales Director in White Plains, NY. Upon his retirement, he and Helen moved to Cape Coral in 1978. Shortly after arriving in Cape Coral, Bill became active in successfully promoting and organizing a committee to form an Elk's Club chapter in Cape Coral. He served as the financial advisor/auditor for the Cape Coral Elks Lodge #2596 for over 25 years. He is survived by his son William L'Eplattenier III of Vernon, NJ, daughter Diane Williams of Colorado Springs, CO, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-children and his life partner Schatzi Munger. A private family memorial ceremony is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral.