Joseph J. Hepler, 89, formerly of Reading, passed away on Friday March 23, 2018 at the Exeter Greens Rehabilitation and Care Center. He was the beloved husband for 66 years to Doris J. (Weller) Hepler who were married on January 19, 1952. Born in Reading, he was the son of Joseph S. and Florence M. (Bertolette) Hepler. Joseph was a Reading High School graduate class of 1947. During his life he worked for UGI starting as a meter reader and work his way up retiring as a night shift service supervisor for 42 years. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His family was his priority and he was fully dedicated to them, he was always there whenever they needed him. Joseph was a lifelong member of the former St. Thomas UCC of Reading and was an active member of the UGI retirees. One of his favorite dishes was homemade pot pie and he absolutely loved the Yankees and the Eagles.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters, Deborah A. Bautz, wife of Wayne, of Sugar Hill, GA; Judith C. Rodino, wife of Louis, of Birdsboro; Karen S. Fisher, wife of Thomas, of Bernville; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Joseph was predeceased by his sister Fern A. Bucks, and brother Stanley B. Hepler Sr. We love you Pop, till we be together again.
Funeral Service will be held at Bean Funeral Home, 6 Fairlane Road, Exeter Township, 19606, on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Salem Shalters Union Church Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 10:00am-11:00am. Online condolences may be made to www.beanfuneralhomes.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph