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Raymond A. Lepper

Raymond A. Lepper

1951 - 2017

Raymond A. Lepper, also fondly known as Skip or Sparky, 65, Bradley St., passed away March 27, 2017, at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Mr. Lepper was born August 22, 1951, in Herkimer, NY, a son of Raymond W. and Pauline Weston Lepper. He graduated from Herkimer High School and from Herkimer Community College in 1976 with an AS degree in history. He also attended SUNY Oswego. 

On August 20, 1977, he married Linda A. Oliver in Broadalbin, NY.

Mr. Lepper was a sales representative for Acosta Sales and Marketing for the past twelve years. Prior to Acosta he was in grocery sales for over 26 years. He was a member of the United States Bowling Congress and coached youth bowling for twenty years and he also enjoyed bowling.  Mr. Lepper enjoyed traveling, music, and reading his extensive collection of 20th century military history books.  He also loved attending music concerts but his true passion was cheering on the Buffalo Bills.  Most importantly he loved spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Raymond A. Jr. and his wife Darcie, Watertown, Shawn P. and his fiancée Kristina M. Bendixen, Watertown, several grandchildren, a sister Sally and her husband Michael Taylor, Frankfort, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A Celebration of life will be planned at the family’s convenience. Contributions may be made to: Lyme Lights Relay Team, P.O. Box 219, Chaumont, NY  13622 (Lyme Central School’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team).  Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.


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Condolences left by other guests:

Ray was a very dedicated employee at Acosta and was well liked and he will be missed by me and all of Acosta
My condolences to the entire Family

By Bruce Kaufman on 03 30, 2017


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So sorry for your loss. Grew up with Ray - lots of years with scouts, hanging out, fishing and camping, playing ball and such.

By Frank Kucerak on 03 29, 2017


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Ray I will truly miss our football conversations and our political squabbles. I know how much you loved your family by the stories you shared with me every week. I am thinking of your family and I would like them to know my family is praying and thinking about them at this sad time. God Bless you Ray!!

By Cory Tanner on 03 29, 2017


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Linda & family, I knew Ray back in our college days and reconnected with him on Facebook.  My memories are of a kind-hearted, sweet guy. So sorry for your loss. RIP

By Toni Fusaro on 03 29, 2017


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Linda and family, So very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing.  I will miss his friendly smile and greeting as he walked past my house on his daily walk. May he rest in peace.

By Deb Doyle on 03 29, 2017


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Linda I am so sorry my heart breaks for you at this most difficult time I am praying for you and your family!

By karen greene on 03 28, 2017


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Shawn & family…so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Dads are such important role models in our lives. It’s so hard to let them go. Your dad did a fine job being your role model. Remember the happiest of times and the days that are hard don’t be so bad. Love you all!!

By Stephen & Trishia McCoy on 03 28, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

So sorry for your loss.  Ray was a great father & husband.  I will never forget that Thanksgiving trip to Masena, some small no place hotel where we stayed overnight, watched Doug Flutie throw that hail Mary Pass for a touchdown.  Hard to believe he played for the Bills for a few years later. We raise a tall cool refreshing drink to honor Skip Thoughts and prayers to you all.

By Rob & Heidi McIntosh & family on 03 28, 2017


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So sorry for your family’s loss . may he rest in peace .

By George sepko on 03 28, 2017


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RIP Remember you from P&C food Markets and reading water meters on Bradley st.

By HowardC SchnettlerJr. on 03 28, 2017


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My Condolences to the Lepper family. I knew Ray as I work for a company and use to have coffee in Lowville at the Tops store when I called on them. Ray was a awesome guy, and always willing to help out when I need help.
Ray will be missed.
RIP my friend, till we meet again in heaven.
Hugs Linda and family.

By mary Speers on 03 28, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Ray and Darcie, we are sad to hear this news of your dad. Carol and I are thinking of you and your family.

By Kevin Trombley on 03 28, 2017


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