Joseph J. Czepiel Jr.
July 20, 1943 - September 3, 2019

Joseph John Czepiel, July 20, 1943 – September 3, 2019. On September 3, Joe went to meet his Lord.  He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family at the age of 76. Joe is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 47 years, Eva. Joe is survived by his sister, Pat Czepiel, brother, Richard and Maria Czepiel of Deep River, CT and brother, Peter and Denise Czepiel of Windsor, ME.  When marrying Eva, he was welcomed into another family.  He is survived by brothers-in-law/sisters-in-law:  Bill and Carol Stanton of Melbourne, FL; Maurice and Jane Fritz of Canton, TX: Gerry and Eileen Stanton of Palm Bay, FL and David and Martha Stanton of Standish, ME.  He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and too many friends to name. He was the son of Joseph J. (Sr.) and Helen Czepiel, both deceased, of Deep River CT.  He was like a son to his mother-in-law, Helen Stanton also deceased, formerly of Standish, ME. Joe was a carpenter and craftsman who loved his work; he took pride in what he did and had a high commitment to quality.  Joe built many homes, but one of his greatest accomplishments was the final home that he built in Leland, NC with his favorite worker, Eva by his side. Joe was an avid reader and had an amazingly inquisitive mind.  Joe’s hobbies included target shooting and classic cars.  He was a member of Connecticut Chevelle Connection and Sun Coast Cruisers of Wilmington, NC. Joe was exceptionally generous and liked nothing more than helping someone with whatever they needed. He was a member of Wrightsboro United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities and was a member of the Board of Trustees. This gentle, loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund of Wrightsboro United Methodist Church, 3300 N Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC  28405.


  • Linda J Cooper Posted September 6, 2019 1:20 pm

    We are heartbroken about losing Joe. His friendly smile and demeanor made him just irresistible. If we all had even a little bit of his gentle nature, the world would be a better place. We will always remember him this way. Sincerely, Linda and Rich Cooper

  • John Hudkins Posted September 6, 2019 1:57 pm

    So sorry to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Joe. He was the ultimate friend–always ready to help, offer suggestions, joke with you to lighten your day and burdens, someone you could really trust by his word, and a great neighbor to all. Remember many great times during our Monday night football get-together’s over the years! John & Judy Hudkins–Woodstock, GA

  • WALLACE & PAT WESTBROOK Posted September 6, 2019 11:01 pm

    We are sorry to learn of the passing of a gentle loving man. He loved people and was a friend to all who knew him. love and prayers to Eva and family.

  • Ken Tharp Posted September 8, 2019 11:34 am

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a;ways a friend and ready to talk cars. Will miss him. My prayers are with the family.

  • Pamela S Vaden Posted September 8, 2019 12:59 pm

    The world has lost a friend with Joe’s passing. He epitomized the the philosophy of “Thinking globally by acting locally”. He was always there to help a friend or neighbor, church member or a family in need. Joe was gentle and kind: making a difference in the lives he touched. Eva, as you mourn, we hope that you also find joy in the memories of your many years with Joe. Heart felt condolences, Pam and Tom

  • Barbara Gore Posted September 12, 2019 3:01 am

    Joe was so special to me I could never put it into words.We clicked as friends from the first time we met.I was heartbroken but found comfort knowing he is with our lord and Savor rejoicing.Eva and Joe were a pleasant face to see in the mist of a very busy day.

  • Cindy jacome Posted September 17, 2019 3:05 pm

    I grew up with the Czepiel family as our families were very close. I’ll always remember Joe’s great sense of humor, his kind ways and his contagious laugh!
    My heartfelt condolences go out to his loving family who cherished him as much as he cherished them!
    God Bless and hope to see you again one day!
    Cindy and Gary Jacome

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