In Memory

Pasquale "Pat" Sepulveres - Class Of 1961

 

 

 

 

 

Pasquale (Pat) Sepulveres passed away on December 16, 2013, after a long battle with emphysema.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Paramus.

 

He is survived by four children: Christina, and her husband, David; Frank, and his wife, Laura; John, and his wife, Debbie; and James.  Pat had six wonderful grandchildren: Matthew, Ryan, Ashley, Colin, Paul and Joseph.  He is also survived by his brother, Frank, and his wife, Linda.



 
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03/04/14 10:51 PM #1    

Warren Earabino (1960)

Pat's family should know that he was a truly gentle soul of our time with only positive things to say about everyone he met.  We shall all miss his spirit.


03/05/14 02:08 PM #2    

Michele See (Simon) (1964)

Dear Frank and Linda - Just found out about the loss of Pat last Dec. I tried emailing you at home but you must have changed the email address. I remember Pat very well. I often double dated with him when I was dating Chris Christiansen who was his buddy at the time. Pat was always so sweet and so kind and always a total gentleman. So sorry for your loss.


03/06/14 10:43 AM #3    

Kathy Keely (DeBrino) (1961)

I was so rry to hesr of the loss of Pat.. 

We were so close for many years and he was the brother my sister Lynn and I never had and he spent much time at our house for years.  My parentss loved him as well.  He was kind, funny and a real gentleman. Saw him alot when he had his restaurant in Lodi  as well.  Have been trying to find him for seversal years with no sucess.  We we miss you Pat.

Love, Kathy Keely DeBino


03/08/14 12:22 PM #4    

Web Gould (1960)

I was sorry to hear of Pat's passing.  We played on the football team together in 1959.  He was always fun to be around and was a good friend to all.  My best regards to his family.

Web Gould


03/08/14 02:18 PM #5    

Kenny "Tash" Tashian (1964)

 

Back in December, I received an email from Pat's brother Frank telling me that Pat had passed away.  Pat died on December 16, 2013, 70 years to the day after he was born.  I planned to post this when I found out, but for whatever reason, I just couldn't bring myself to do it.  My apologies to him and his family for getting this out so late. 

 Pat was one of those "older" guys who played varsity football when I was just a kid.  Although only in the eighth grade, I attended the high school from the sixth grade until I graduated in 1964.  Back then, being an upperclassman carried some weight, and demanded respect, but not so with Pat.  Pat always had a smile on his face, and a warm hello for everyone, even us unworthy underclassmen.   

I knew his Dad, and graduated with his brother Frank.  It was a rock solid family that instilled values he demonstrated both on and off the field.  After he graduated, I would pass him on the street when he was delivering mail.  He reminded me of my father "Pops" who delivered mail in New York for over 28 years.  My friends and I would beep and call out his name, and without fail, he would return our greetings with the same great smile and look that told you that he was enjoying life.  He really was one of the "good guys" who didn't take himself too seriously.  Had I been a few years older, we would have become fast friends.  Clearly, he left a lasting impression.

 Pat was short in stature, but in some ways he was a giant of a man.  I used to watch in awe as he and Freddy Wegehaupt (Class of '60) gave away considerable height and weight to opposing lineman, yet held their own on sheer guts and determination.  In 1959, he played tackle behind the likes of Marty Randazzo, and Ronnie Bibbo.  At 5' 5" and 185, he earned a varsity letter and was a starter the following 1960 season. 

 He returned that year an inch taller (5' 6"), and 15 pounds lighter (170 lbs - so the program says).  He played with my brother Paul (Class of '62), and many of the same guys from the Class of 1963 that went on to win the State Championship in 1962.  I have a hunch that he was a source of inspiration.


06/01/15 12:30 PM #6    

Joe Muklevicz (1961)

No one tougher than Pat on the football field. He took on guys like Ron Masiak of Pascack Valley and more than held his own giving away 60- 70 lbs. He was a great guy and my friend.

Joe Muklevicz


06/03/15 08:02 AM #7    

Ray Boos (1961)

I remember Pat as a quiet guy and always smiling. I knew him on the field too, we played opposite of one another. He was offence and I defence I had him by 35 pounds and four inches but you knew when he hit you.

He had a great drive and I admired him for that, if he put you down he'd help you up and I always complimented him on the hit and if I managed to get him he paid it back. Joe you and Pat were like a wall I should know playing defence I couldn't avoid it.

God speed my friend.


06/04/15 02:14 PM #8    

Louis Riehl (1961)

I was in the class of '61 as well and I remember Pat also as one of the really nice guys in our class.  


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