Age 74, of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Beloved husband of Deborah Lynn (Clouse) Hepler; son of the late Raymond T. Sr., and Rita Stokes Hepler; brother of Frank "Mike" Hepler, Eleanor Beynon, Andrew Hepler, late Mary Waugh; godfather of Lynne Zietak and Layla Bates; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Raymond was retired from Gordan Oil Terminal in McKees Rocks, a 25 years member of the US Army, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam War veteran, and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Raymond also volunteered for many years with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western PA and it brought great joy to him to be able to put a smile on each and every child especially at Christmas. Ray had a great love for his family and friends and especially his four legged friends. He was an advocate for all animals and wildlife. Ray was a loving and very caring person.
Friends welcome 2-4, 6-8pm SUNDAY, WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am MONDAY, St. Bernard Church (St. Michael the Archangel Parish), Mt. Lebanon. Burial in Jefferson Memorial Park. The family requests those attending visitation to please consider wearing facial masks due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. www.slaterfuneral.com