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Charles R Pepe

June 17, 1934 February 11, 2020
Charles R Pepe
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Charles Pepe, beloved husband of Hope Pepe, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2020. Originally from Teaneck, NJ, Charles and his family lived in Closter and Alpine, NJ, and most recently in Skillman, NJ. He was a graduate of Teaneck High School, the Peddie School, and Manhattan College. He also proudly served in the National Guard.
Charles was an accomplished mechanical engineer, owning and operating companies that laid foundations for numerous municipal and commercial projects in New York and New Jersey. An inventor and entrepreneur, he held four Untied States patents for heavy construction equipment and accessories. As a hydroelectric plant designer and builder, Charles was awarded several US federal licenses for hydroelectric development, and constructed a power plant on the Catskill Creek’s Mill Pond in Leeds, New York.
A private pilot who also held a commercial pilot’s license, Charles enjoyed every minute in his Piper Super Cub. An avid amateur race car driver, he competed in numerous SCCA and the VSCCA events in his Turner and vintage Elva Courier sports cars at Lime Rock Park and Watkins Glen race tracks. As a mountain climber, Charles summited the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, WY.

Charles is survived by his ever-loving wife Hope, son Charles, Jr. and wife Janine of Staten Island; daughter Lisa van Horne and partner Paul Miller of Newton, MA; daughter Nicole Clark and husband Christopher of Point Pleasant Borough, NJ; as well as seven grandchildren: Charles III, William and Gregory Pepe; Garrett and Griffin van Horne; and Olivia and Cole Clark.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 15, in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman , NJ 08558.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House.

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11:00 AM 2/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Charles Borromeo

47 Skillman Rd
Skillman, NJ 08558

St. Charles Borromeo
47 Skillman Rd Skillman 08558 NJ
United States

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