Paxinos – John “Jack” W. Epler, Jr., 99, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Paxinos on September 2, 1922 he was the son of the late John W. and Namoi (Teats) Epler Sr. He graduated from Shamokin High School in 1940. He was a self-employed dairy and crop farmer for over 90 years. He also served as a board supervisor for Shamokin Township.
On April 6, 1947 at the Ash Grove United Brethren Church in Paxinos he married Faye June Hertzog, who preceded him in death on September 6, 1993.
Jack oversaw the Ash Grove United Methodist Cemetery for many years was a member of Ash Grove United Methodist Church, formerly Ash Grove United Brethren Church. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to Ash Grove Cemetery fund for Cemetery grounds upkeep. C/O Dave Crowl, 128 Turkey Hill Road, Elysburg, PA, 17824. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com
Jack enjoyed hunting, football, reading and bowling. He was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Always had an interesting historical story about Ash Grove Church and was a valued source of local history.
John is survived by his two daughters, Tina Beach and her husband, Robert of Paxinos, and Jan Crandle of Coal Township. In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Paula Epler; and two sisters, Evelyn Klase and her husband, Charles, and Helen Williams and her husband, Samuel.
John “Jack” W. Epler, Jr., 99, Paxinos – Viewing will be Private at the convenience of the family. Outside church service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 am at Ash Grove United Methodist Church, masks will be required. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 West Chestnut Street, Shamokin, PA, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to Ash Grove Cemetery fund for Cemetery grounds upkeep. C/O Dave Crowl, 128 Turkey Hill Road, Elysburg, PA, 17824. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com
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