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Robert E. Hepfner Jr.

September 14, 1957 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 63)


Robert E. Hepfner Jr., 63, of Girard, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. Bob was born September 14, 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Robert E. and Dorethia (Rettig) Hepfner Sr. Bob was a 1975 graduate of Liberty High School. Bob earned his associates degree from YSU and received HVAC certification from ATES Technical Institution. Bob had worked for B&M Home Appliance, General Motors in Lordstown, and for 23 years in the Plant Operations department at Northside Hospital. Bob battled Multiple Sclerosis for over 20 years yet he was still an avid sportsman, especially deer hunting in the fall. He accomplished a feat of harvesting over 50 bucks in his lifetime. He was also a member of the Vienna Fish and Game Club where he had competed in shooting and archery. He also was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Bob and his wife Lori loved to travel, they had been on over 20 cruises over the years. Bob was inducted into the Liberty Sports Hall of Fame for track and football. He was always involved in his sons' sporting events, whether it was helping the other father's for the football team's needs, or coaching track for St. Rose 7th and 8th graders. Bob was a member of St. Rose Church. Besides his parents, of Girard, he leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 40 years, Lori (Bell) Hepfner, whom he married April 26, 1980. He is survived by his sons, Jonathan (Heather) Hepfner, of Girard, and Robert J. (Aylin) Hepfner, of High Point, NC, sister, Linda Christoff, of Girard, brothers, Daniel Hepfner, of Fowler and Donald Hepfner, of Girard, and his grandchildren, Austin, Scarlett, Isabella and Grayson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 28th, 11:00 AM at Blackstone Funeral Home. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Bob will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery in Vienna Twp. Visit to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.


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October 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Blackstone Funeral Home
672 Churchill Rd.
Girard, Ohio 44420

Funeral Service
October 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Blackstone Funeral Home
672 Churchill Rd.
Girard, Ohio 44420

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