Alfred A. Eopechino, 74, Korea vet, Utz Quality Foods retiree, St. James parishioner, handyman

By on March 29, 2017

 

Alfred “Al” A. Eopechino, 74, of Moravian Manor, passed away on Saturday, March, 25, 2017, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Born in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Delphi and Nellie (Furnare) Eopechino. Al was the husband of Carmelina A. (Casale) Eopechino, with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Al was a devoted member of St. James Catholic Church of Lititz. He proudly served our country in the United States Army as first lieutenant, stationed in Korea. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in food science from Delaware Valley College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He retired from Utz Quality Foods in 2008. Al had been a member of the Hanover Lions Club. He was known for being a handyman, able to fix anything. Al enjoyed music, jogging, golf, and photography. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends.

In addition to his loving wife, Carmelina, he is survived by his two children: Aimee, wife of Lance Taylor, of Lititz; and Keith Eopechino, husband of Deb Purcell, of Mount Wolf; three grandchildren: Nick, Courtney, and Lucy Taylor of Lititz; one brother: Richard Eopechino, husband of Diane, of North Haledon, N.J.; one sister: Janice Alvarez, wife of Glenn Taylor, of North Caldwell, N.J.,; and four nephews.

Services were held March 29 at St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, with Father James O’Blaney as celebrant. Interment followed in the Witness Park Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Al may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at support.pdf.org, or by mail at 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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