Gilbert Wilson Epperson
Gilbert Wilson Epperson II, age 73 of Erie, passed away in his home July 8th, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born October 21st, 1948 in Marfrance, West Virginia to the late Gilbert Wilson Epperson I and Mary Agnes Janoski-Epperson-Golden.
Gilbert is preceded in death by his first wife, Sherry Weismiller-Zetwick, brother Thomas Epperson Sr and sisters Delores (Dodo) Butler, Sandra Baxter and Bonita (Bonnie) Norman, also his nephew Thomas Epperson Jr, niece Michelle Baxter, his beloved daughter Carrie Lynn Epperson-Kuczynski and their lab, Chuck.
He is survived by his brother, Robert Epperson and wife Miriam, brother-in-law Robert Baxter, numerous cousins, and several cherished nieces and nephews.
He is further survived by his children, Bryan Epperson and wife Delphine (Dolly), Gilbert Epperson III (Bill) and wife Laura, son-in-law Jeffrey Kuczynski and daughter Sara Coe-Epperson and partner Robert Ebbert III, as well as his grandchildren, Jason Epperson and wife Elizabeth, Christopher Epperson and partner Leeann Freeman, Ashley Vag and husband Jeff, Ryan Epperson and wife Katie, Jaelyn Kuczynski, Jeffrey Kuczynski and 11 great-grandchildren.
Gilbert was a carpenter by trade and part of a union that helped construct many of the buildings around our city, such as Hamot hospital and the Blasco Library. Gil was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast who built several of his own motorcycles throughout his life. He could often be found in his garage, listening to the radio and coming up with imaginative solutions to a wide variety of household mishaps. Gil was a fan of all Pittsburgh sports and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter and experiencing new things through travel, gardening, fishing, camping, boating and watching the wildlife from his kitchen window. His endearing nature and infectious, one-eyed laugh will be greatly missed.
Per the family’s wishes, a celebration of Gilbert’s life will be held privately at a personal residence. All other arrangements are entrusted to the Quinn Funeral Home, 728 West 9th St. Condolences may be sent either directly to the family or at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com