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Richard Charles Peplin Jr.

November 12, 1957April 28, 2021

Richard C. Peplin,Jr. of Bartlett,TN.,formerly of Bay Village,OH, passed away peacefully at home on April 28,2021. He was born in Cleveland,OH Nov. 12,1957 to Richard C. and Vincentine ( née Mittiga ) Peplin. Mr. Peplin was the former President of Lakewood Mfg. in Ohio,an entrepreneur, avid water ski enthusiast, car collector, and former race car driver for Team Ferrari. He is survived by his wife, Gina Dagastino, and sons Richie Peplin (Allie ) of St. Augustine,Fl., and Dustin Peplin of Pahrump,NV.,and daughter Alexandria Leggett ( Ryan ) of Brunswick,OH. He also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Amelia and Lila Peplin, and 2 brothers, Steve Peplin of Chagrin Falls,OH and Van Peplin of Fairview Park,OH. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis or the Make A Wish Foundation.


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Richard Charles Peplin Jr.

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Nancy Uhl

May 1, 2021

My friend Rich, The world doesn't feel the same right now. I miss you already. We spent countless hours of our youth together. You were my friend, my go to Guy for advice, my side splitting buddy who made me laugh and who never judged people. You made an impression on everyone you met and you were the kindest soul. As we reconnected years back and you and Gina came to visit I saw the love you two shared and it warmed my heart. It makes me happy that you found one another and what a beautiful love story you two had. Our last conversation was full of laughter and some tears were shed as you knew your time was limited. You fought like a warrior to stay, but it wasn't to be. You reminded me through the years I'd see my girls again when my time came. We never said goodbye, we always said see you later. So today the clouds were " puffy" and although I was sad I looked up and knew you were okay. Thank you for the laughter,the tears and your friendship . You snuck away without sending me a car( how dare you) 😊 thank you and Gina for your support through my C battle, My sincere condolences to Gina, Rich's Children Grandchildren,Brothers and Family and friends. So buddy, I will "see you later". I love you friend and thank you for being YOU!
My buddy "Glock Pepper"❤ thanks for the memories.

Craig Stinchcomb

April 30, 2021

Rich was everybody's friend... great guy. I believe that I first met Rich in Cub Scouts, probably in the 1960's...many.. many years ago...LOL. Very sorry to see his passing. Carlin

April 30, 2021

I was a former classmate of Rich's and memories of him will always bring a big smile.Rest in peace Rich and may God keep your family in his arms for comfort.

Sally Carlstrom Matthews

April 30, 2021

Rich was the absolute nicest, cutest guy in BHS. He was always a kind and had the funniest laugh and the driest sense of humor. He was a great listener and will always go down in my memory as a heartthrob and a gentleman. What a guy. Loved him, loved him, loved him. Everybody did. He was just a great person and will be sorely missed.