Berthold Leonard Peppo, age 84, went to be with our Lord on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mr. Peppo was a former resident of Charleston IL, and most recently a resident of Deer Park, TX where he attended Life Community Church. He was born in New Orleans, LA on June 30, 1932 to Joseph Octave and Beatrice Frankovitch Peppo. Bert served in the Marines from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict.
After the service, he moved to Ohio and married Mary Wood and had a daughter Kelly Jane. After that marriage ended, he moved to California and married Diana Sue Ballard and had two more children; Angel and Bret. During their 25 marriage, they opened their home to foster children. Bert worked at Young’s Radiator for 20 years and then later Moore Business forms as a Pressman for over 25 years. He enjoyed working with his hands and building things. After Diana’s death, Bert married Barbara Driskell Bolin, a friend and colleague from Moore Business Forms. Their marriage was a few days short of 25 years when Barbara passed away in January 2015. Bert is preceded in death by his parents, wife Diana Peppo, wife Barbara Peppo, Five Brothers Malcolm Peppo, Clinton Peppo, Joseph Peppo, Anthony Peppo, John Peppo, two Sisters Hyacinth Holloway, and Irene George. Bert is survived by Mary Wood Smith, four sisters; Delores VanCourt, Beatrice Reine, Fern Savoie, and Hazel Coates; his children Kelly Miller and husband Michael, Angel Francis and husband Eddie, Bret Peppo and wife Mary Peyton; stepchildren, Dan Bolin, Doug Bolin, and Todd Bolin, grandchildren Shawn Miller and Brittany, Samantha King and husband Joshua, Matthew LaRose, and Joshua Thomas; great grandchildren; Joslyn and Xander Miller, Eliana, Hezekiah and Jacob King; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday April 22, 2017 in chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Pastor Glen Harding officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Website alzfdn.org