Gary J. "Zep" Zepka, 64, of 221 Bowen Street, died unexpectedly Friday January 10, 2014, in WCA Hospital.
A native of Jamestown, he was born July 21, 1949, a son of the late John Zepka and Alice Ringlesbach Zepka Markell.
He was a 1967 graduate of Jamestown High School.
He was a Vietnam War veteran of the US Air Force serving from 1968-72.
Prior to his retirement in 2012 he was employed by MAC Truck Parts, Falconer as a salesman.
His memberships include War Vets Recreation, AMVETS and Herman Kent Post #777 American Legion.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and his driver was Dale Earnhardt. He enjoyed going to Stateline Speedway and was a member of Dick Barton's race team.
Surviving are his companion of 21 years Susan Taft; daughter Toni (Aaron) Zepka-Waite of Naples, FL; step daughter Lisa LaRusch of Naples, FL; granddaughter Leah Waite of Naples, FL; a brother James Zepka of Plant City, FL; a sister Nancy Lewis of Florida and former wife Anne Zepka of Jamestown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Doug and Tom Zepka.
No funeral service will be observed.
Friends were received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Herman Kent Post #777 American Legion, Jackson Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701 or War Vets Recreation, Fluvanna Avenue Ext. Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Zep at www.lindfuneralhome.com