Jeffrey James Lepre

Jeffrey James Lepre, 59, Scranton, lost his four-year battle with chronic kidney disease on January 5, 2024.

Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late William Lepre, formerly of Carbondale and the late Beverley L. Sokolowsky, formerly of Dickson City.  Jeff was a 1983 graduate of Dunmore High School and was a licensed practical nurse for many years.  He served honorably in the United States Army as a medic.  Before his illness, he was a medical instructor at the Fortis Institute, Scranton.

Jeffrey would like to acknowledge the caring staff at the DaVita Dialysis for their compassion and help through his illness.  He would like to be remembered for his kindness to animals, especially cats.

He is survived by his brothers Michael, John, Jerry and Frank; cousins; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be private and at the convenience of the family in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

To honor Jeff’s memory memorial contributions should be made to the St. Cats and Dogs of Nay Aug Park by mailing contributions to St. Cats Inc. 1900 East Gibson Street Scranton, PA 18510 or by Venmo @stcatsdogs or by visiting or to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter by mailing contributions to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Rd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or by Venmo @GriffinPondAnimlaShelter1 or by visiting www,

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  1. Janet, Victor, and Michael Connolly

    Heaven gained another angel. Jeff had a very kind heart. He loved caring for any cat he met. He’s now in Heaven with his loved ones that have passed and all the fur babies there as well. I met him as a teenager. We were friends for a long time. He will be surely missed. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.

  2. Norida Lewis

    Tricycle on Rock Street.
    Swings on the farm.
    Billy Goat’s Gruff.
    SO many brothers.

  3. Gerald & JJ Lepre

    Uncle Jeff you will be sadly missed. We all have battles and we can only hope to win the war through faith.

    • Judy OConnor

      I am truly sad to hear of cousin Jeff’s passing, I reconnected with Jeff about 12 years ago, he was a gentle and kind soul, a good man gone way to soon ~ Jeff has touched many many hearts through his life, especially in the medical field. His love and kindness was not only for those he gave comfort and care to as a Nurse but also his love for cats and dogs. No kinder person with love that Jeff gave. Rest in Peace Jeff….. ???

  4. Frank Lepre

    Your ln God’s hands now little brother it’s all good Francis and ronda lepre Modesto California

  5. Deb Niehuus

    We shared an admiration and love for cats, and a silly, childlike sense of humor. Jeff always made me laugh, no matter the crisis at hand. I wish I could have been more helpful during certain struggles of his, many of which should have never occurred. Rest in peace, Jeff.
    P.S. Say hello to Jody, BabyBoy, MamaKitty, Cato & Pipsi for me, if you see them! ????

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