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Funeral Services Set For Bergen County DPW Worker Who Died In Tree Accident

The service will be held at Gentile Funeral Home in Hackensack.
The service will be held at Gentile Funeral Home in Hackensack. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Funeral arrangements for Thomas "Tommy" Epper of Hackenasck have been set.

The 48-year-old Bergen County DPW worker died on Thursday, July 26 while removing a Saddle River tree.

A funeral service will be Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m., at the Gentile Funeral Home, followed by burial at Hackensack Cemetery.

"Tommy was a great presence in our parks," his colleagues from the Ridgewood Duck Pond said.

"To say he will be missed is a understatement."

Epper worked as an assistant supervisor of heavy equipment operators for the Bergen County Department of Public Works. He was a member of Union Local #655 Blue Collar and was remembered as a dedicated EMT with the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps .

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn R. Epper (nee Hodge); children Jared Hodge and Thoomas Epper of Hackensack; siblings Catherine Mayer and her husband Kurt, Joseph Epper and his wife Evan, Teresa Muller and her husband Richard, Elaine Epper; and step-brothers Guy and Henry Benson.

Tommy also is survived by several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

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