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Frederick "Fred" Kepchia

April 7, 1947 — August 5, 2022

Fredrick Angelo "Fred" Kepchia, of Crabtree, passed away at home, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. Fred was born April 7, 1947, in Crabtree, the son of the late Paul Kepchia and Dolores Ferlin Kepchia. He was a proud veteran, having served in the Marine Corps, reaching the rank of corporal. Prior to his retirement, Fred was a chef at various restaurants, most recently at his brother's Rizzo's Malabar Inn. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and spending family time with his wife and son, to name a few hobbies. He was a big professional wrestling fan throughout life and was proud to see his son become a professional wrestler. He also loved fishing with his son and was proud of the fishpond he built at his home. He was an avid Steelers fan who never missed watching a game. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Paulette Ream and Carol Paulin. He is survived by his wife, Rose Scott Kepchia; children, Tina Pocky DeMatty (Chris) and Angelo Kepchia (Taylor); stepson, Charles Romano; siblings, Jerry DeFabo (Mary Frances {Chic}), Annette Lancaster, Lorraine Poletini (Joe) and Denny Kepchia (Teri); two grandchildren and a great grandchild expected in February: and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in St. Bartholomew Parish, 2538 Route 119, Crabtree. Arrangements are being handled by KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg. Should friends desire, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 862, Carnegie, PA 15106.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

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St. Bartholomew Church

, Crabtree, PA 15624

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