- Local Guide
Melvin Shepler, 83, of Industry, Pa., passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2013, with his family at his side.
He was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Henderson Township, Pa., a son of Homer and Leila Pearl Shepler.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during the Korean War in the Atlantic Fleet aboard the USS New Kent PA-217.
He was an electrician with Pittsburgh Tube Mill for 32 years and was a member of Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder and youth leader.
He was also a Little League coach and Boy Scout leader.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lee and James; and a sister, Helen.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Gladys Shepler; five sons, Paul Shepler, Louisville, Ky.; George Shepler, Industry; Tim (Angel) Shepler, Ohioville; Scott (Heidi) Shepler, Ohioville, and Charles (Melissa) Shepler, Punxsutawney; three brothers, Doyle Shepler and Ray (Loretta) Shepler, both of Henderson Township, and Lyle (Donna) Shepler, Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Marjorie (Vaughn) Miller, Livonia, Mich., and Frances (Larry) Barksdale, Alpine, Ala; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.