JOHN SYDNEY LEPINE Syd passed away on March 17, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Eureka, CA. He was born to Edward and Jane LePine in Yuba City, California on November 12, 1943. Syd started his working career in the San Francisco bay area as bookstore manager for Foothill College. He moved to Eureka, CA in 1967 as Northern California representative for R.J. Reynolds Co. During his 12 year tenure he established many close relationships with his clients. In 1978 he joined his neighbor Jack Retzloff and learned the appraisal business. In 1979 he became the staff appraiser for Great Western Savings and Loan. In 1980 he opened LePine Appraisal Service. He continued in business until 2014. He often kidded that he thought he had appraised every home in Humboldt County. Syd was a member of the Eureka Elks Lodge #652 and also of the Ingomar Club. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the local streams and fishing trips to Mexico and Florida. He was a dedicated Giants fan and a Bluegrass fanatic. He loved to travel and loved his summer home in Willow Creek. Syd was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Scott LePine of Eugene, OR. Syd is survived by his wife Deborah Nicolaidis LePine of Eureka, CA, his daughter Jyll LePine Flippo of Sacramento, CA, and his step daughter Nicole Nicolaidis of Toledo, Ohio. Also surviving is his dear cousin Janet LePine Jasperson of Half Moon Bay, CA and his niece Heather Houk of Eugene, OR and nephew Marc LePine of Eugene, OR. He is survived by 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers on the PCU Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. Thanks also to the many friends who have offered so much love and support during this difficult time. There will be no services per Syd's request. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society
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Published by Times-Standard from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2015.