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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