Noah Robert Keppler of Springfield died Thursday. He was 23 years old.
Born in Summit, he lived his whole life in Springfield, graduating from Jonathan Dayton High School. He then graduated from Union County Vo-Tech in 2015 and began working as T&C Shell in Springfield as a gas pump attendant and mechanic. At the time of his death, he was working as a truck driver for Galluzzo Brothers in Newark.
He was remembered as a "gentle giant" and a wise, sweet young man who was kind and compassionate. He loved animals, fishing, "muddin" and working on projects. He enjoyed striking up conversations with staff at local restaurants he frequented.
He is predeceased by his mother, Jill Keppler. He is survived by his father, Stephen; siblings Henry, Stephanie, Rebecca, Casey and Veronica; niece and nephew Lani and Evan Van Buren; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave,, Summit, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave., Summit, on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Internment will follow at St. Teresa Cemetery, 136 Passaic Ave., Summit.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Noah’s memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Pl Ste 200, Landover, Maryland, 20785.
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