Peeter Sepling, 85, of Grand Street, Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, shortly upon arrival.
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He was born in Estonia and was the son of the late Boris and Anna Helena Uferbach Sepling.
Prior to relocating to the United States in the summer of 1950, he escaped the Red Terror on Sept. 20, 1944, from the communists invading Estonia in World War II, then fled to American territory in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, he became a welder employed by Air Products for 40 years.
He was preceded in death by, in addition to his parents, his wife, Jean Sepling, and a brother, Walter Sepling.
Surviving are a son, Peter Sepling, Nanticoke; daughter, Karen Kurtz, Fairfax, Va.; sister, Anna Secondari, Maryland; and grandchildren, Alexander and Anderson Kurtz.
A memorial service will be held at Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at a later date.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 28, 2013