Obituary of Thomas Patrick Hepp
On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Thomas Hepp peacefully departed this life. He just joyously celebrated his 70th birthday with a drive by of loved ones, which made him so very happy. He was born on February 7, 1951 in Troy, NY as the baby brother of five much adored older sisters who all doted on this boy. Thomas came to be a dedicated family man and strived to be the best son, brother, uncle, husband, father, and grandfather.
Thomas was a graduate of the former St. Patrick’s School in Troy, LaSalle High School, also in Troy, and Siena College in Loudonville, NY. After achieving his BS, it wasn’t long before he met and married his one and only, Sharon (Leslie) Hepp. They were married 44 years at the time of her passing in 2019.
His career involved him spending over 30 years dedicated to serving as a Civil Servant at NY State Department of Corrections before being forced to retire for medical reasons. He was the Assistant Director of Personnel Services at that time and had wished he could have worked longer.
In his free time, he was a great lover of all sports (especially the NY Yankees) and being with his family. His family, both nuclear and extended, meant the world to him. In his later years, he cherished most of all being a Papa to his three grandchildren who were the joy of his life.
Thomas is survived by his children, Patricia (Kyle) Hepp-Miller, Leslie Hepp, and Timothy (Samantha) Hepp. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Hannah Marie Hepp, Alexander Patrick Hepp, and Jacob Thomas Hepp. In addition, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Mantello Elden; his remaining in-laws: Francis (Raymond) Maceda, Marybeth (Arthur) Durivage, Deborah (Peter) Dziamba, Leslie Elden, David (Heather) Elden, Darlene (Phil) Bubb, Paul (Cathy) Elden, Carol (Joseph) Landy, and Donald Leonard. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Thomas is predeceased by his beloved “Green Eyes”, Sharon (Leslie) Elden Hepp; father, Valentine Patrick Hepp and mother, Helen Richards Hepp; his adored older sisters, Geraldine (Mauro) Hepp Mamawal, Patricia (Leo) Hepp Bouchard, Charlene Hepp, Sister Mary Lou Hepp, CSJ, and Helen Hepp Leonard. His father-in-law, Leslie Elden; brother-in-law, Robert Elden, and nephews, Stephen Durivage, Donald Leonard, and Ray Scott Maceda.
Friends and family are welcome to gather for the wake at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (corner of 115th Street & 4th Avenue in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association.
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