LEPLEY FREDERICK JOHN, M.D., 82, passed away peacefully at Sunrise on Vernier, Sunday, April 8, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born August 3, 1929 to Ethel and Dr. Fred O. Lepley. He was a graduate of Detroit University School, Amherst College, and Case Western Reserve University Medical School. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Lepley was an Ophthalmologist in Grosse Pointe for over 40 years, both in private practice and with Grosse Pointe Ophthalmology. He loved spending time with his family, especially at the family cottage at Menonaqua Beach in Harbor Springs. He was a long time member of The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, where he served as a trustee. He was also a member of the Senior Men's Club. Dr. Lepley is survived by his wife Nancy; his children Anne (Matthew) Wilkins, Susan (Daniel) Hinger, Frederick Jr. (Deborah), and Jeffrey; grandchildren Julia and Grace Wilkins; Matthew and Scott Hinger; David (Amy) Gerrow, Amy (John) Shafer; Thomas, Jeffrey, and Jack Lepley; and great grandchildren Emma, Ashton, and Madison Shafer. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday April 14, 2012, at The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Arrangements handled by Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Sunrise on Vernier, 1850 Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 or Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Light a Candle and Share a memory at www.verheyden.org.
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Dear Nancy and Family, Our heartfelt sympathy to You All Fred was a good friend a true gentleman and great physician. We will miss him and remember Him in our prayers.
My husband, Bob Grambo & I grew up with Fred, & he was the most polite, gentle & sweetest gentleman there ever could be. A wonderful doctor to all his patients. He will be missed Nancy.
Condolences from the Appleton and Holloway families. I remember Dr. Lepley as a compassionate doctor, a quiet, gentle person and a friendly neighbor.