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Clifford Forest Kepple

October 25, 1940 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 80)


KEPPLE - Clifford Forest, 80; Johnstown, passed away on August 21, 2021 at Windber Hospice.  Born October 25, 1940 in Johnstown, son of  Harry and Goldie (Eppley) Kepple.  Preceded in death by parents; wife, Catherine (Duranko) Kepple; grandson, Andrew Paul Kepple; brothers, Edward, Duane and James Kepple; and sisters, Helen Adams, Luella Sinclair, and Jean Sauro.  Survived by sons, Kenneth J. Kepple, Johnstown; Carl C. and wife Charmaine, Hamilton, NJ; David E. and wife Leyliani, Miami, FL; and Kevin A. and wife, Natalie, Fredericksburg, VA.  Also survived by grandchildren, Audrey S., Sadie J., Catherine E., Elizabeth and David C. Kepple.  A brother of Mary Louise Beck of Simi Valley, CA; and Ronald Kepple and wife Yvonne of Del Rey Beach, FL.  A member of the PA National Guard.  Clifford graduated from Greater Johnstown High School, Class of 1958; and an Art Institute of Pittsburgh graduate in 1965; He was Advertising Artist and Art Director for the Tribune Democrat newspaper from 1970 to 2002.  He was an accomplished professional musician and award winning oil and watercolor painter. He also spent time as a woodworker and car enthusiast.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.  Condolences may be sent at In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Clifford Kepple to the Community Arts Center of Cambria County at or mail in donations to CACCC 1217 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown, PA 15905.

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