Alexander L. “Al” Pepper, 78, of Hubbardston, passed away, Monday, December 1, 2020, in UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster, after a brief illness.
Born in Boston on April 7, 1942 he was the son of the late Louis and Katherine (Stracuzzi) Pepper. Al graduated from Boston Technical High School with the Class of 1960, and later earned a Bachelor of Art Degree from Worcester State College, and a Certificate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts system. He was a United States Vietnam War Navy Veteran serving from 1964 to 1969 where he received the National Service Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Al owned Pepper Consulting, which provided computer consulting for several years until his retirement.
Al was a member of the Hubbardston Senior Center and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a mister fix it, who loved to work on his tractor and do work around the house. He enjoyed being on the water, whether he was sailing or traveling. Al was a lover of food and always enjoyed a good meal. But the time that he loved and treasured the most was spent with his family.
Al is survived by a son, David A. Pepper and his spouse Julie of Simsbury, CT; three daughters, Susan M. Jojola and her spouse Bryan of Albuquerque, NM, Christine A. Ahlswede and her spouse Eric of Fond du Lac, WI, and Julie A. Pepper and her spouse John Harpin of Barre; six grandchildren, Genesis Pepper and his fiancé Elizabeth Zayka, Lindsey Tammaro and her spouse Colin, Alex Pepper, Zoey Pepper, Noah and Melody Ahlswede; two sisters, Barbara Pepper and her spouse Laurie of Revere, and Linda Pepper of Massachusetts; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52-years, Joann C. (Flanders) Pepper, who died in 2018.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA.
A Calling Hour will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hubbardston Senior Center, Council on Aging, 7 Main Street #3, Hubbardston, MA 01452. Please reference in memory of Alexander L. Pepper.