Ralph LePinnet (1934 - 2015)

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  • "Always enjoyed your company Ralph, you will be missed."
    - Bob White
  • "I love you dad! Yes, I know you love me more. Love Diane"
    - Diane Le Pinnet - White
  • "Dear Lydia I'm sorry for your loss , you and your family..."
    - Clayton Lawson
  • "Miss you lots Dad"
    - Patti
  • "Our heartfelt condolences to the LePinnet family in this..."
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Ralph Herman LePinnet, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 17, 2015, in Citrus Springs, Florida.
Ralph was born Jan. 4, 1934, to Carl P. LePinnet and Elise M. Krache in Hackensack, NJ. He graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood NJ and was a member of the 1951-52 Championship Basketball Team. Ralph served in the U.S. Army as a medic. After his return from the Army, Ralph become an union pipefitter and was with Local 112 of Binghamton, NY till his retirement.
He met Lydia Lukashanak of NYC and they were married on February 23, 1954. The family came together last December 2014 with a surprise gathering to celebrate Ralph & Lydia's 60th Wedding Anniversary. Ralph lived in Tenafly, NJ, raising his growing family and during their many trips to upstate New York, Ralph & Lydia found a beautiful old farm and purchased a summer place in the country. Finding upstate NY as a perfect place to raise their young family, he decided to try his hand at farming and milking cows. After the initial culture shock from city to country, the family enjoyed the busy but quiet country life. They retired after 30 years of Dairy farming to warmer winter in Citrus Springs, Florida.
Ralph enjoyed working outside in his garden and treasured talking to neighbors and people walking on the Withlacoochee Trail behind his house. Being part of a large and close family was one of Ralph's greatest pleasures. He enjoyed talking with his friends about his sons and his 4 aces - his daughters.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Lydia LePinnet, and his 6 children: Glen and Ann LePinnet of Walton, NY, Patti and Scott Taggart of Franklin, NY, Nancy and Jim Dijulio of Franklin, NY, Gary LePinnet of Citrus Springs, FL, Terri and Bob Sampogna of Verplanck, NY, and Diane and Bob White of Cocoa Beach, FL; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren to date. He is also survived by his 3 sisters, Maddy Lindvall, Judy, (Russ) Foote and Phyllis Thompson of Arizona.
Private cremation is under the direction of Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society of Ocala, FL. A military service will be preformed at a later date at Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida. We'll miss you Dad!
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 29, 2015