The Daily Star
---- — Carl Joseph Peplinski Jr.
De BARY, Fla. — Carl Joseph Peplinski Jr., 81, peacefully passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in DeBary, Fla., due to stroke-related complications.
Born and raised in Richfield Springs, Sept. 4, 1932, to parents, Carl and Staphie Peplinski, Carl married the love of his life, Joyce Marie Peplinski in 1983.
Following graduation he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged. He retired from Chicago Pneumatic in East Utica and moved to Florida in 1997. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, board games, trips to the casino, traveling and seeing the trees change colors during the fall. He was an active member in the American Legion and Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his son, Laine Madison and his girlfriend, Mindy, daughter, Tara Taylor and her husband, Jeff, son, Carl (Chip) Peplinski III, daughter, Leslie Viens and her husband, Larry, son, West Peplinski and daughter, Tanya Wathey and her husband, Joseph. Other survivors include his stepchildren, David Madison, Jennifer Simonds, Dianne Stringer, Robert Madison, Jeffrey Madison, Debra Conrad and their spouses; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Carl was predeceased in death by his parents, two sons, and his loving wife.
A dual service for Carl and Joyce will be held in Richfield Springs in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association in Carl’s name.