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John “Jack” “Kep” E. Kepple III

March 19, 1943 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

John “Jack” “Kep” E. Kepple III, 79, of Latrobe, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.  He was born March 19, 1943, in Latrobe, a son of the late John E. and Elizabeth R. (Ramaley) Kepple Jr. Jack worked as a truck driver for Halferty Metals Co. and was a mechanic by trade, owning and operating several Manordale Service Stations. He enjoyed bowling and Nascar, but had a great passion for off-road racing. He was an original member of the Outlaw Racing Team and was a lifetime member of the FOE Eagles, Kingston Vets, St. Joe’s Club, First Ward Fireman’s, Greek Club and several other social clubs. Jack enjoyed tinkering in his garage, Tuesday nights at Dino’s with his buddies, going to car shows and races, and his Ocean City trips, but he especially enjoyed watching his son Kevin race 4-wheel drives, a passion he passed on to him. Jack will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son Kenneth Gary.  He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Denise (Calvert) Kepple, his beloved children, Kimberly (Steven) Condio of Canonsburg, Connie (Joseph) Testa of Latrobe, and Kevin (Lisa) Kepple of Derry, his cherished grandchildren, Ryleigh Testa, Joseph Testa and Reese Kepple, his mother-in-law Anna Mary Warren, and his furry companions Max and Moo Moo. The family would like to thank Excela Health Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Action for Animals Humane Society, 386 PA-217, Latrobe, PA 15650. Friends will be received at the P. David Newhouse Funeral Home, 215 Church Street, New Alexandria, PA 15670 724-668-2248 from 2-7 p.m. on Friday June 10, 2022, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.  Interment will be private. To send condolences please visit www.NewhouseFuneralHome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 10, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
P. David Newhouse Funeral Home
215 Church St.
New Alexandria, PA 15670

Funeral Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

6:30 PM
P. David Newhouse Funeral Home
215 Church St.
New Alexandria, PA 15670

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