Jack Edward Hepler Sr. age 80 of Zola Street Kersey, PA; died on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys. Born on January 8, 1939 in Dagus Mines, PA; he was the son of the late Frank and Julia Yale Zuccolotto. On October 29, 1960 he was married to Rachel Runyan and she survives. Retired, Jack had been employed at the Green Tree Landfill. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and was a member of the Brockway Church of God. Jack was one of those men that could not sit still. He enjoyed hunting, dirt track racing (especially at Hummingbird Speedway) working on cars and watching baseball. His favorite pastime was cutting firewood, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife Rachel he is also survived by 2 daughters: Pam (Glenn) Leithner of California; Joyce (Mark) Solada of Kersey; 2 sons: Jack (Barb) Hepler Jr. of Ridgway; Gary Hepler of Kersey; 2 sisters: Annie Cartmel of Canada; Tina (Hank) Sekula of Ohio; 2 brothers: Bob (Eleanor) Hepler of Falls Creek and Joe Zuccolotto of DuBois. Jack is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Jessica, Jack, Kelsi, Holly, Chance, Becca, Ryan, Levi, Clay and Jake as well as 2 great grandsons Josh and Douglas. Along with his parents he is also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Donald and Gerald Hepler. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 PM at the Brockway Church of God 85 Charnisky Drive Brockway, PA 15824 with Pastor Dave Nagele officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
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