Submitted by his family
Joseph S. Pepe‚ III‚ age 47‚ a career firefighter with the township of Springfield‚ NJ‚ died suddenly on March 26‚ 2004‚ while playing basketball at a community fundraiser. Joe had lived in Springfield most of his life and had been an outstanding athlete in his high school and college days. He will be missed by all who knew him for his kindness and generosity.
He leaves behind his loving wife‚ Susan‚ his two children‚ Joseph and Kaitlin‚ whom he loved very much‚ his parents‚ and two brothers and their families.