George Michael Pepe

12/07/1939 - 05/02/2023


Obituary For George Michael Pepe

December 7, 1939 - May 2, 2023. Beloved husband to Kathy Garcia; dear father to Anthony (Courtney Leyva), Rachel (Bryce Zucker), dear grandfather to Carter and Vivienne, dear son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, friend, colleague and teacher.

A brilliant and beloved Classics professor at Washington University in St. Louis for 53 years, George is remembered for his quick wit, meticulous mind, and gregarious persona. He loved reading, talking baseball and getting to know new people. His dedication to mentoring and advising students made him a favorite on campus for years. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on June 2, 2023 in Umrath Lounge at Washington University in St Louis. A private service will be held in San Diego. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the George Pepe Scholarship fund at Washington University or your local library

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  • 05/23/2023

    So sorry to hear this. Grew up with George in the Bronx playing baseball and basketball (metal netting) on macadam surfaces in a playground on Crotona Avenue. George had a wicked corner jumper but only from the right side. He had the only portable FM radio on the block. Condolences to his family and all who knew him. Anthony Villani Lyons, NY

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