Richard LeRoy Eppley

December 18, 1943September 23, 2013

Richard L. Eppley, “LeRoy,” age 69, of Somerset, died Monday, September 23, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia L. (Melanson) Eppley to whom he has been married for twenty eight years.

Born in Mechanicsburg, PA, a son of the late Charles L. and Anna L. (Engle) Eppley and stepson of Carole Eppley of New Oxford, PA, he lived in various places all over the world settling in Somerset in 1998. A graduate of Madrid High School in Spain, he later graduated from George Washington University.

Mr. Eppley was a United States Navy Veteran with twenty four years of service and held the rank of Chief Petty Officer and saw service during the Viet Nam Era. He was a civil servant at the Veterans Administration Boston Health Care System for twenty seven years. He enjoyed traveling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife and stepmother, one daughter; Wanda L. Moore and her husband Patrick of Louisville, KY, four sons; Ronald L. Eppley and his wife Shyne and Robert L. Eppley and his wife Melissa both of Las Vegas, David J. Eppley and his wife Ashley of Tiverton, RI, Mark A. Eppley and his wife Nicki of Bristol, RI, one brother; David M. Eppley of Cypress, TX, two stepbrothers; William Eppley of Blairsville, PA, Michael Eppley of New Oxford, PA, three sisters; Lois Ann Hoffman of Indiana, PA, Marian W. Fears of Durant, FL, Elaine E. Palmer of Indiana, PA, three stepsisters; Wanda Landis of Etters, PA, Fanny Miller, Peggy Shuyler both of Gettysburg, PA, his “Perfect” thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Paul E. Eppley.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 4 to 8PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset. His burial with Military Honors will be held Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:30am at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Burial with Military Honors Monday, October 7, 2013

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Joe Pasquarello

October 1, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of Leroy's passing and wish his family peace in this time of sadness. I worked with Leroy at the VA several times a year and always enjoyed the experience. Leroy was a good and honest man who treated everyone with respect.

Sharon Cary

September 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew LeRoy through our work at the VA. He was liked by all. I greatly admired and respected him.

Barry and Kim McShane

September 26, 2013

Cndolensces to the Eppley family for your loss, Richard was a grateful and helpful neighbor of my family for the last 5 years and will be missed!

Tina Eppley Spencer

September 26, 2013

Sorrowful to lose you Uncle Richard. I have good memories of chats and visits. I trust in God's ability to meet us all where we are here on earth. I know you are surrounded by God's presence and the loved ones we miss so much who have gone before you.
My prayers for Pat and your children, and our family, and friends; The God of all peace will comfort our hearts and minds. You will be missed by many. I will see you again in heaven.
Your niece, Tina
Tina Eppley Spencer

Marian Fears

September 26, 2013

It's hard to realize that you are not with us anymore. I always enjoyed visiting with you. You were always so understanding and compassionate. Many times I would call you for advice and many times I called to ask you to pray for a desperate need and you would always be ready to put my request on the prayer chain. You were my "little brother", but I looked up to you. I will miss you so much and I look forward to seeing you again at the feet of Jesus in Heaven some day. I love you Richard! Your sister Marian

September 25, 2013

Dear Family:
May he rest in peace in God Loving Hands. We look forward to meeting . you in the Great Beyond. God Bless


September 25, 2013

To the Family of LeRoy Eppley:

Please accept my deepest condolences upon the passing of LeRoy.

I worked with LeRoy for several years at the VA in Brockton and I always appreciated the advice, wisdom and humor that he provided. He was a very helpful and cordial person.

Scott T. Jones
VA HR Specialist

Peggy Shuyler

September 25, 2013

We will miss your smile, and words of wisdom. You will live in our hearts forever dear brother. We love you. Rest now we will meet again someday.