Joseph Gilson Zepp Jr.

Mar 24 1946
Sep 23 2021
75 Years

Joseph Gilson "Buck" Zepp Jr., 75, of Paradise, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  He was the husband of Tana Thomas Zepp for over five years.  Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph G. Sr. and Glenna Baker Zepp.

Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He retired from Chester County Prison after 19 years of service.  He was a life member of the Christiana American Legion, The Gap VFW, and the Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club.  

He was a talented artist, an avid golfer, enjoyed martial arts, and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Welsh Mountaineers Bike Club. He especially enjoyed playing Santa Clause for over thirty years visiting the homes of many children. He loved making people smile.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Anastasia Zepp Perez of New Providence, Richard Joseph "Spike" (Becky) Zepp of Willow Street, step-children, Anthony (Danyale) Connor of Ephrata, Darian (Courtney) Gill of Gap, grandchildren, Kayla (Tim) Baker, Justin Perez, Brandy (Jamie) Perez, Kyle Zepp, Courtney Zepp, step grandchildren, Bradley Connor, Avery Connor, Adriana Gill, Skyleigh Gill, and Liam Gill, great grandchildren, Madison Baker, Ashton Steele and Lincoln Baker.  He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph G. Zepp III, and three siblings, Harold "Smoke" Zepp, Wayne Curtis Zepp, and Joan Ann Zepp Myers.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on October 9, 2021, at 2 PM from the Christiana American Legion, 219 Newport Ave, Christiana, Pa 17509. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation period from 12 PM until the start of the service.


The family encourages all those attending to wear the color purple, which was Joseph's favorite color. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Joseph's honor to one of the following links, please click the highlighted text to donate to one of the following organizations: Wounded Warrior Project or to the American Cancer Society


Service Date: 
Oct 9 2021 - 2:00pm
Service Location: 
Christiana American Legion, 219 Newport Ave, Christiana, Pa 17509


To Tana and the family, Please accept my deepest most heartfelt sympathies.  Joe was a part of my life for 20 years and was my husbands best friend.  Whenever we needed anything Joe and Tana were there. Either to lend a hand or to make us laugh. He was good at that. If Joe couldn’t make you laugh no one could. He was the best and will be missed by many. Rest In Peace old friend. I love you 😘 

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Joe Zepp, We will miss you!  Thank you for coming to my house and playing Santa for my kids, thank you for the kindness and generosity you have always shown. Thank you for being a best friend to my Dad, and thank you for all the memories.  
To Tana, Spike and Joe’s beloved family, you have my sincere condolences and I wish you love and peace as you deal with your loss.  

Sincere Regards and much love,

Bobbi (Smith) Knott

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Tana and family my heart and prayers are with you.

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To Tana & the Zepp Family, so sorry to hear about Joe. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Sincere sympathy, Connie Bozovich 

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To the family of Joe: We send our condolences to you during these troubled times. Kevin worked with Joe at CCP for many years and thought very highly of him and pray the good memories help you heal. RIP, my friend

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Tana and Joe's family!
So sorry about Joe! He was a great person and good friend! He will be missed by many!
Deepest Sympathy to all!
Glenn and Tina Pike

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