Gerald Peppy

Obituary of Gerald Peppy

Dr. Gerald C. Peppy, 77, of Windermere, Florida passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Jamestown on Jan. 22, 1940, the son of Samuel and Pearl Bellavia Peppy.

He was a 1958 graduate of Jamestown High School, attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated from The University of Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1965. He practiced dentistry in Jamestown, Mayville and Bemus Point, retiring in 2010 after practicing for 45 years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend. In retirement, his favorite priority was his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and meeting his friends for coffee.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna Donato Peppy, whom he married on June 16,1962 in St. James Catholic Church, two sons, Gerald Jr. and Dr. Terrence (Kelly), three grandsons, Christopher, Stephen and Nicholas and two step grandchildren, Macy and Brady, of Florida, a brother, Dr. S. Jack (Alvera) , three nephews, Dr.Samuel Peppy, Dr.Anthony (Kristie) Peppy, James (Melissa) and a niece ,Gina Peppy Hess; great-nieces and nephews, Michael, Christina, Margaret Rose and Joseph.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26 in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be the celebrant.

Inurnment will be in Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. service at the church.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, UF Health Cancer Center, 1400 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, Fl.32806; Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Fl. 32778 or a charity of one's choice.

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