DEC. 25, 1923-DEC. 6, 2009
Lee E. Rephann Jr., 85, of Hagerstown, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at his home.
Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Eckhart Mines, Md., he was the son of the late Lee and Gladys (Eisel) Rephann.
He was in the first graduating class of Beall High School in Frostburg, Md.
Lee was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart.
He retired as an automobile insurance adjuster and most recently had worked at Mace Auto Body Shop in Smithsburg, Md.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hagerstown.
Lee was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by three children from a previous marriage: a daughter, Vickie Rephann of Cumberland, Md., and two sons, Ron Jeffrey and wife Linda of Frostburg, and Lee Rephann and wife Bonnie of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; his late companion's children, Mary Ann Collins of South Carolina, and Joseph Umstot of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; special friends and caregivers Linda and Larry Thomas and their daughters; "special little buddy" Ryan, and "my little" Kaliyah; and his beloved pets, Princess, Punkin, Tom and Buddy.