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John W. Zeppel

John W. Zeppel, 85, a lifelong resident of Bergenfield passed away on January 2, 2016. He was a Scientific Assistant for Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, NY for 37 yrs. An Air Force Veteran of the Korean War he was a member of the Air Force Band. He was a member of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for 60 years and played with many other organizations. Devoted husband of Betty M. Zeppel (nee Bohlen). Beloved father of Karen M. Cairoli and her husband Thomas and Karl W. Zeppel. Dear brother of the late Nina McManus. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 AM. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 2-4 and 7-9 PM

Saturday, January 9, 2016
George Washington Memorial Park

234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

at 12:30 PM

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

at 11 AM

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John was a blessing to his Christian congregation. He often played the French horn for worship and this was much appreciated. His musical contributions to the Christmas Eve and Easter Services of Saint Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church of Bergenfield are remembered by all. My grown children who have moved away from this area, when told of John's death, remembered immediately and with pleasure those festival services. His was a pleasant nature and he was a friend to many. It was always easy to meet him and to pass some time in conversation. The prayers of the congregation of saint Matthew's will be offered this Sunday and every All Souls day in his memory. I was in the US Army and John in the Air Force and I salute him as a fellow service member and a veteran.

frederick Jan 9 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. My father Douglass always spoke highly of him and how wonderfully he played. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time.

Diana Davidson-Valencia Jan 7 2016 12:00 AM

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