PEPE, W. Dennis PhD, FSA, MAAA, 75, of Tarpon Springs, died June 17, 2014. Dennis was a native of Indiana and an avid student and saxophonist. Receiving his B.S., M.S. and PhD in math from Indiana University, he went on to professorships at Ohio State and the Universities of Kentucky, Indiana and Connecticut. He became a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the American Society of Actuaries. In retirement, he served as Secretary of the Tarpon Springs Rotary and President of the Friends of the Library. Dennis had a varied career as, Managing Director at Dudley & Company; VP at Sorensen & Associates; VP for Phoenix Life Insurance Company; Sr. VP for Life & Health at Cologne Life Re; President of Sierra-Berkshire Associates; and President and CEO of AmeriLife. Dennis is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan Pepe, DMD of Tarpon Springs; his brother, Steven Pepe, JD, LLM of Michigan; and his children, Christi Bain and Geoff Pepe. A Mass will be held at St. Ignatius, on June 26, at 1 pm; a Celebration of Life to follow at Cypress Run Golf Club. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs 727-942-0515
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 21, 2014