Irene L. (Vereb) Kepics, 87, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Quality Life Services Apollo in Washington Township.
A daughter of the late Joseph Michael Vereb and Mary (Kozma) Vereb Bartha, she was born on December 24, 1932 in Leechburg, PA.
Irene had been employed by the Leechburg Area School District as a cafeteria worker before retirement. She had also worked for the 1844 Restaurant in Gilpin Township. She was a member of the former Assumption Catholic Church in Leechburg and currently Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. She was also a member of the A.A.R.P. and D.A.V. Auxiliary.
Irene loved shopping, baking and spending time with her family, especially her great-granchildren. She was a very strong woman, having perseverance and endurance, always finding the positives in life. Her motto was “Count your Blessings, and Count them Twice!”
Survivors include three granddaughters, Margaret I. Kepics of Parks Township, Kerri L. Cabral of Blackwood, NJ, and Jamie L. Slater (Paul) of North Apollo; two great-grandsons, Errick Harris Jr. and Aiden Slater; a sister, Mary Hautanen of Sarasota, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Kepics in November 1983; three sons, David, Brian and Mark Kepics; and a brother, Joseph M. Vereb.
A private family visitation will be held at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) followed by a private interment ceremony with Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating at St. Catherine Cemetery in Gilpin Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leechburg Public Library, 215 First Street, Leechburg, PA 15656.
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