Frederick John Lepley, M.D., 82, passed away peacefully at Sunrise on Vernier, Sunday, April 8, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born August 3, 1929 to Ethel and Dr. Fred O. Lepley. He was a graduate of Detroit University School, Amherst College, and Case Western Reserve University Medical School. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Lepley was an ophthalmologist in Grosse Pointe for over 40 years, both in private practice and with Grosse Pointe Ophthalmology. He loved spending time with his family, especially at the family cottage at Menonaqua Beach in Harbor Springs. He was a long time member of The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, where he served as a trustee. He was also a member of the Senior Men’s Club.
Dr. Lepley is survived by his wife Nancy; his children Anne (Matthew) Wilkins, Susan (Daniel) Hinger, Frederick Jr. (Deborah), and Jeffrey; grandchildren Julia and Grace Wilkins; Matthew and Scott Hinger; David (Amy) Gerrow, Amy (John) Shafer; Thomas, Jeffrey, and Jack Lepley; and great grandchildren Emma, Ashton, and Madison Shafer.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday April 14, 2012, at The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Sunrise on Vernier
1850 Vernier Road
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lakeshore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236