The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 26, 2013

Brandon R. Lepley

QUEECREEK — LEPLEY – Brandon R., 29, Quecreek, died Feb. 25, 2013, at  UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Born April 28, 1983, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by grandparents, Joan Naugle and Ada and Clyde Lepley; uncles, Stevie and Sam Lepley; and aunt, Darlie Halkovich. Survived by daughter, Madyson Lepley; mother, Kelly (Naugle) Custer, Quecreek; father, Herman Lepley, and wife, Connie, Boswell; grandfather, Floyd Naugle, Jerome; fiancee, Heather Boyce, Somerset, and her children, McKenzie and Vincent; brothers, Herman E., Jerome, and Allen, and wife, Angela, Somerset; stepsisters, Julie and Kristie; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; pet dogs, Coco and Chloe; and cats, Ozzie and Simba. A 2002 graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. A lifetime honorary member of Jerome Volunteer Fire Department. Brandon enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Dallas Cowboys. He also liked hunting and riding ATV’s. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. John Eash, presiding. Interment, Maple Spring Cemetery, Jerome. Donations in Brandon’s memory may be sent to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.  To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit

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