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Peter M. Schepis

Peter M. Schepis of Defiance, Missouri, passed away on April 17, 2024, at the age of 68. He was the beloved wife of Joan Schepis (née: Linhardt.)

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He is survived by his four sons, Peter J. (Monica) Schepis of St. Peters, MO; Christopher (Maria) Schepis of Wildwood, MO; Jason Schepis of Eureka, MO; Nicholas (Meghan) Sarandos of Dardenne Prairie, MO; one daughter, Stephanie Sarandos of Lake St. Louis, MO; sister, Mary Catherine Cameron of Ballwin, MO; twelve, grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Peter is preceded in death by his father, Peter A. Schepis; mother, Mary Agnes Schepis (née: McConville); brother, Anthony Schepis.

To know Pete was to know his boisterous voice, fun-loving attitude and incredible generosity. It’s been said that Pete was such a big man because he needed room for his enormous heart. He will be missed by many and never forgotten.

Visitation: Friday, April 26, 2024, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 W Hwy D, New Melle, MO 63365.
Funeral: Friday, April 26, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, New Melle.
Interment following funeral service at IHM Cemetery, New Melle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Hockey Fights Cancer