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Simone G

February 16, 1949 – May 16, 2021

Simone Pepe
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Obituary for Simone G Pepe

Simone “Joe” Pepe 72 of Jackson died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday May 16, 2021. Born in New York City, he resided in Jamesburg for 6 years prior to moving to Jackson in 1979. Joe worked as a high school English teacher for the Monroe Twp Board of Education from 1972 until 1979 and the Jackson Twp Board of Education from 1979 until his retirement in 2002. He earned his BS from Seton Hall University, his Master’s degree from Rutgers University, and his Guidance Degree from Georgian Court University. Joe was a renaissance man, who used his intelligence & creativity as a problem-solver. He was kind, generous and tenacious; paired with a great sense of humor. Joe started and was head coach for the wrestling program at Monroe Twp High School from 1974 to 1979. Upon moving to Jackson, he coached wrestling for Jackson Memorial High School from 1979-1986. As his family grew, he volunteered his time with the Jackson Twp Recreation Dept coaching recreation wrestling and girls' softball along with coaching baseball for Jackson Little League. For years, Joe was the official events photographer for all Jackson High School events. His many hobbies included: playing guitar, riding his ATV and Can-Am Spyder, traveling, surf fishing, bowling, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, playing tennis, RV camping, biking, gardening and landscape design, and photography. He loved Broadway shows and was an avid Rutgers University Wrestling fan. Joe was a voracious reader, researcher and writer. He was a selfless man who was a foster father to 4 young men. Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Marie Pepe, son, Antonio Pepe & his wife Ashley, daughters, Jacqueline Gallipoli & husband Kenny, Veronica Akhtar & husband Fahad and 6 grandchildren, whom their "Papa" adored: Leighton, Dylan, Brynleigh, Charles, Cameron & Wally. Visitation is Sunday from 1-5 PM with a 4 PM Life Celebration by the family at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065 or

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Memorial Gathering

When Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Rd
Manchester, NJ 08759
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Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Rd
Manchester, NJ 08759

Interment Information

Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
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