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Joseph L. Lepkoske entered into rest on March 6, 2015 at Briody Health Care Facility.

Born in Medina, NY on March 31, 1926, he was the son of Joseph J. and Margaret (Wozniak) Lepkoske. Beloved husband of Jane Grabiec Lepkoske, whom he married on February 6, 1954 at St. Anthony's Church.

Joe was proud to serve his country in the US Navy during World War II as a gunner. He served on three Navy Battleships: USS Elijah, USS J.W. McAndrew and the USS Montrose. His tour of duty included the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters for which he received the American Theater Medal, European Theater Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal and the Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Joe retired from Harrison Radiator in 1979 after 36 years as a painter. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, gardening and traveling. He was a member of the Road Runner Travel Club, Navy/Marine Club, the Knights of Columbus where he was a 3rd Degree Knight and the UAW Local 686. Joe was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony's and All Saints Parish.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jane Lepkoske; beloved father of Nancy (William) Agronin, Mary Margaret (Robert) Norris, Karen (Robert) Bulmer and John (Andrea) Lepkoske; cherished grandfather of Colleen (Brian) Roth, Andrea (Ryan) Kagels and Matthew Agronin; Michael, Jeffrey (Allison), Adam (Stacey) and Andrew (Kim) Norris; Derek (Ashley) and Timothy Bulmer; and Ian, Zachary and
Sophia Lepkoske; great-grandfather of William and Kate Roth; Alexis, Audriana and Abigail Kagels; Katelynn, Hunter, Hailey, Claire and Mason Norris; Ella Bulmer and the late Andrew "Drew" Roth; dear brother of his late twin, Stanley Lepkoske and the late Amelia (Leonard) Kosin; dear brother-in-law of Joseph (Mary) Grabiec. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Tuesday at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, corner of Transit and Niagara Streets. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 AM at All Saints Oratory, 391 Market St. (Please assemble at church.) Interment in Cold Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of his late great-grandson's foundation: Drew's Heart Foundation, c/o Lockport Schools Federal Credit Union, 360 S. Transit St., Lockport, NY 14094 would be appreciated by the family.

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