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Stephen Joseph Bepko was born December 21, 1923 in Bridgeport, CT and went to be with the Lord August 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents and eleven brothers and sisters, and leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Florence Jane, five sons (Jerry, Bob, Phil, Jeff, and Tom), 12 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.
Steve joined the Army Air Corp on December 21, 1941, flew B-25s in the South Pacific, and returned to the USA after flying 54 combat missions. He was just 19 years old. He retired from the Air Force in 1974.
Steve loved his family, friends and country. He was a devoted member of the Lions Club and served as Governor of District 2-A2. Those who knew him will always remember that special sparkle in his eyes. We love you Dad. You will never be forgotten.
Interment will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Friday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held at Northwest Community Church, 8900 Guilbeau Rd. San Antonio, on Saturday, August 23, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Texas Lions Camp for children. (www.lionscamp.com)
Published in Express-News on Aug. 17, 2014