Deacon Joseph E. Pepoy, age 78, of Aurora passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Tolaro) Pepoy; loving father of Angela M. (Matthew) Smith and Elizabeth A. Densmore; dear papa of Matthew B. and Kristen L. Smith, Christopher J., Erica A. and Jessica A. Densmore; dear great-papa of Savannah and brother of Michael and the late Ronald Pepoy. Joseph was a passionate animal lover and leaves behind his three fur babies Ryder, Tudey and Patch. He retired in 2000 after 40 years of service in the Cleveland Public Schools. Ever willing to try new things, Joseph made his stage debut this spring with ANTIC, INC.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Northeast Ohio Collie Rescue, Donation Coordinator, PO Box 1594, Elyria, OH 44036. Friends will be received 1-4 PM Sunday at JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME, 99 WEST AURORA RD. (ONE MILE WEST OF RT. 8) NORTHFIELD CENTER, OH (330) 468-1443. Friends will also be received Monday from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 342 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH where Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at Aurora Cemetery. www.johnsonromito.com
(JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME (330) 468-1443 AA 8-17-16)