James Bert Gerepka (59yro) passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2020. Born on August 6, he was raised in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, along with his 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
He was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School and learned his life-long trade in the HVAC field at the Vocational Technical School. In 1998, he moved his family to Durham, North Carolina where he worked for various HVAC companies. He loved German Shepherd dogs and had several over the years, leaving behind Bella and Pilka, his beloved shepherds.
He had two daughters, Sherri Lea and Alison Anna, both of whom he was very proud. In 2017, he moved to Savannah, Georgia with his fiance, Colleen White where he continued to work in his mastered trade of HVAC controls, work on and ride his Harley Davidsons, and play fetch with his GSD’s.
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Sherri Gerepka (29yro) of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina and Alison Gerepka (27yro) of Chicago, Illinois, his sister Maryanne Taft and her husband Clifford Taft of Simsbury, Connecticut, his brother William (Bill) Gerepka and his wife Andrea Gerepka of Cranbury, New Jersey, brother Peter Gerepka of Hamilton, New Jersey, brother-in-law Karl Megules, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Gerepka and Alice Kaczmar Gerepka, and Sister Natalie Gerepka Megules.
Due to Covid, there will be no service or visitation, but there will be a memorial in 2021 to honor his memory, place and time to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption of North Carolina. (https://www.gsdrescue.org/)