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Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85

August 21, 2013

Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born May 5, 1928, in Valier, a son of the late Nicholas Francis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.

Mr. Schepis served in Guam as a Fireman First Class in the United States Navy during World War II.

On Aug. 31, 1962, he married the former Virginia Rose Tyger. She survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God.

Mr. Schepis worked at the Punxsutawney Area High School in the maintenance department for 25 years. He also worked at West End Sunoco Service Station as an attendant for 30 years.

He enjoyed working, planting a garden and painting houses.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Steven Schepis of Greensburg, David Schepis of Punxsutawney, Edward Shiner of Greensburg, and Stacey Stankewich and fiancé Jeffrey Dunlop of Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Ryan Stankewich and fiancé Tracey Collier, Josh and Lauren Stankewich and Ashley Shields; and one brother, Sam Schepis of Detroit, Mich.

Mr. Schepis was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Schepis and Hank Shiner; four brothers, Frank, Albert, Anthony and Joseph Schepis; and two sisters, Goldie Schepis and Annie Serge.

There will be no visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at

Pine Grove Cemetery, and military honors will be accorded.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

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