Bradford E. "Brady" KEPNER

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Photo of Brady that accompanied his obituary on the funeral home site.
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Bradford E. "Brady" KEPNER was the son of John Cleveland and Gertrude Mary (Smith) Kepner. He graduated from Tuscarora Valley High School in the Class of 1945.


Bradford E. Kepner, 93, of Hummelstown, passed away into the arms of Jesus on February 21, 2021 in the Hershey Medical Center.

He was born October 27, 1927 in Port Royal, son of the late John and Gertrude Kepner.

Mr. Kepner was a Corporal in the Air Force during World War II. After the service, he attended Thompson Institute and went on to be an accountant for the former AMP Inc until eventually becoming an administrative manager and retiring after 37 years of service.

His memberships include: 1st United Methodist Church of Hershey; the NRA; Robert Burns Lodge #464 and the Harrisburg Consistory.

Bradford is survived by his second wife, Doris G. (Smith) Kepner; daughters, Debra A. (James) Hess and Karen S. (Dennis) Kulp; son, Craig D.(Lori) Kepner; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren; brother, Leon Kepner and sisters, Bernice James and Andrea Aron.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta J. (Brackbill) Kepner and brothers, Keith, Donald & John Kepner and stepson, Rick Powell.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Devonshire Church, 5630 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg. The family will begin receiving guests at 10AM. Private interment with military honors will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to: Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory of Hershey is handling the arrangements.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/8/09 - Image Year: 1945
This photo shows Brady Kepner in his Tuscarora Valley High School Yearbook, Class of 1945.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/22/22 - Image Year: 1941
CAST OF 1943 JUNIOR PLAY - "SPRING FEVER" (Held in the TVHS Auditorium December 5, 1941) Pictured (Front Row l-r) Helen Graham, Kenyon Walters, Anabel Fettig, Phyllis Frankhouse, Edith Dentler; (Back Row) Robert Harris, Robert Shirk, Brady Kepner, Paul Fleck, Margaret Gilson (Photo contributed by Ralph and Jill Leonard-Perez)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/15/13 - Image Year: 1943
PORT ROYAL SOLDIER GRADUATES IN TRAINING PROGRAM Lowry Field, Colo: The Army Air Forces Training Command announce that Pfc. Bradford E. Kepner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kepner of Port Royal, Pa., was graduated from the Department of Armament at Lowry Field, Colo. Pfc Kepner finished the course of Bombsight and Automatic-Pilot Repair after months of highly technical training.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/11/22 - Image Year: 1972
27th YEAR REUNION - Held 23 Sep 1973 at Frank Hower home on Milford Street, Port Royal: (Front Row l-r) John Ewalt, John Stitt, Carl McClure, Hank Hower, Bradford Kepner, Ben Towsey; (Middle Row) Martha (Peterson) Shoop, Doris (Koons) Long, Martha (Yoder) Hower, Tish (Wert) Hower, Betty (Meloy) Cunningham, Dorothy (Fettig) Towsey; (Back Row) Oscar Swartz, Jim Sherlock, Jane (Maffett) Clark, Beatrice (Boyer) Allison, Jean (Shirk) Rohrbaugh.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/14/12 - Image Year: 1979
KEPNER SIBLINGS & FATHER 1979 FAMILY REUNION: (left to right: Leon Kepner, Bernice (Kepner) James, Gerald Kepner, Brad Kepner, Don Kepner, Andrea (Kepner) Aron and (Father) John C. Kepner

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