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1943 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
JAMES HEPKER James Hepker, 74, of Henderson, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at home. He was born July 11, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, the second child of Mildred and Eugene Hepker. He was a graduate of Bowen High School in Chicago. He then served in the U.S. Air Force with the 819 Red Horse Squadron at Phu Cat during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Western Illinois University. He taught in the Chicago Public Schools until moving to the Las Vegas Valley with his wife, Caryl, in 1975. He worked as a computer programmer until he retired. He was a big fan of science fiction and fantasy movies, a lover of trains and a devoted fan of Jeopardy, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He is survived by his wife, of 43 years, Caryl Buscemi Hepker; daughter, Suzanne Hepker of New York City; and many loving friends in Las Vegas, Henderson and around the country. Celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to in memory of James.
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