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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Robert Eppinger
September 11, 1932 - September 21, 2019

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Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Graveside Service - Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:15 PM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - St. Cecilia Church - 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-725-1240 - Map
Cemetery - Lawnview Cemetery - 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-1600 - Map
Family Florist - Schmidt’s Florist - 700 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-745-6234 - Map
Donation - St. Joseph’s Manor - Holy Redeemer Health Systems - 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 - 215-914-4000 - Map
Donation - G.T.V. Almrausch Kindergruppe - c/o Karin Schwab - 4 Fox Ridge Drive, Malvern, PA 19355 - Map

Robert Eppinger of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice. He was 87 years old. Robert was born September 11, 1932 in Ali-Anife Kalfe, Romania, son of the late Johann Eppinger and the late Kunigunde Eppinger (nee - Zerr). He is the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Eppinger (nee - Logan); father of Robert and his wife Karen, Michael and his wife Michelle, and Stephen; and loving grandfather of Stevie, Destiny, Amber, Robby, and Michael Thomas. He is survived by his siblings Anton, Tillie and Pauline. He was preceded in death by his brothers Nicholas and Clement.

Robert and his family spent the years during World War II moving around Europe, trying to stay away from the fighting. After the war, his family lived in Germany and Austria. He emigrated from Germany in 1952 and settled in Philadelphia. He worked at Kelsey-Hayes as a forklift operator and retired after 40 years of service. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing pinochle, and dancing. Religion was an important part of Robert’s life. He would watch the televised Mass every day and was always happy to learn something new from the homily. Robert was a lifelong member of the Bayerischer Volksfest Verein.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. His Funeral Mass began at 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. His graveside servicel followed at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor (Holy Redeemer Development Office, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006) or the GTV Almrausch Kindergruppe (donations may be sent in care of Mrs. Karin Schwab, 4 Fox Ridge Drive, Malvern, PA 19355).

Family flowers arranged by Schmidt’s Florist 215-745-6234.

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