Wilder Funeral Home



January 29, 1941September 27, 2020

John B. Lepore, born January 29th, 1941 went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 27th, 2020. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kelley Anne Lepore, and parents Fortunato and Adele Lepore ,and he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Anne Murray Lepore, sons Scott J. Lepore and Gregg M. Lepore, and daughter Mindy Anne London , daughter- in -law Lisa Tessier Lepore, and son- in- law Wayne London. He is survived by six Grandchildren Tessa, Johnny, Paige , Journey, Dayna, and Darrin and three Great grandchildren Isabella, D.J., and Harvey. John was born to parents of Italian descent in NYC in 1941. He attended Hofstra University on Long Island graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United State Army upon graduation. He served his country at Ft Lewis as a Military Police Commander ,and upon his departure from the military joined the United State Government in a 22- year career as a federal agent and was the Special Agent in Charge of the Orlando DEA office from 1973-1975.He worked for the United State Treasury Department , as well as the Department of Justice retiring in 1984 as a DEA Supervisory Agent. Retirement did not last long, and he quickly joined his wife in a successful real estate career which involved the development of strip shopping centers and apartment complexes outside the New Orleans area. He continued that profession and was affiliated with John R Wood Properties in Naples , Florida. He also was highly active in community organization such as Big Brothers Big Sister, Hope for Haiti, and the Catholic and Baptist Church. John was active in politics and ran for Sheriff of Collier County in 1992. His quick wit and sense of humor was appreciated by all , and he was a special person and will be missed by all those who loved him. He had a big heart and was a highly successful individual. Services entrusted to Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida.


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Carol Maloof

October 8, 2020

What a beautiful person and a valiant fighter! God bless his lovely wife Mary Ann and their family! I have many special memories of them while they were here in the N.C. mountains. May John Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Jim Morgan

October 8, 2020

Scott, my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. I new him while I was stationed Miami.
I know you’ll miss him. Stay strong.
Jim Morgan
DEA SAC retired

Joe Molyneux

October 8, 2020

I am saddened to learn of John's passing. He was my group supervisor in the New Orleans office in the early seventies. Even as my supervisor, supporting me all the way in the investigations I was assigned, we bonded as friends as well. He was a good man and will be missed.

Frank Torres

October 6, 2020

Maryanne and family, please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of John. I have many fond memories of the time we spent working together. May the Lord keep John in his grace, bless and watch over your family.

Harold C Patin

October 6, 2020

Worked with John in New Orleans. We were both supervisors. Sorry to hear John has left us. My prayers are with him & family. May John RIP with his Heavenly Father. God Bless. Harold

Colleen Whelan

October 6, 2020

So very sorry to hear this news and my heartfelt condolences to the Lepore family. John was a wonderful man, he was actually my very first boss in the fugitive squad at BNDD in New York City. I was 19 years old. I also worked for him for a short time in the Orlando district office. John was a gentleman, a mentor, a very funny man and a dedicated worker. I will always remember him for his kindness and tenacity - he actually treated me like a daughter he was so kind. May John rest in eternal peace.

David Larson

October 1, 2020

Where can I start. John and Mary Ann have been an integral part of our life here in NC for more than ten years. Dinners, theater, golf and or so many meetings about saving our community and golf course. He is and will be missed greatly. I know the suffering is over but in his struggle he has demonstrated unbelievable courage and faith to so many that is example will be an inspiration for so many people for a long long time.
God bless you John!

Dave & Bev Larson


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