James D. Kleppinger\n “beloved brother”\n\nJames D. “Jimmy” Kleppinger, 63, of Bradford, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, after suffering a massive stroke.\n\nBorn on Monday, August 25, 1958, in Abington, he was a son of John L. Sr. and Thomasina G. Magro Kleppinger. On May 28, 2001, he married Barbara Canney, who passed away on November 2, 2020.\n\nHe was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1977, in Shinglehouse. He earned an Associate’s Degree in accounting from Hiram G. Andrew Center in Johnstown, graduating in 1979. Jimmy enlisted in the US Navy in 1984, serving aboard many ships, including the USS John F. Kennedy, traveling to many ports throughout the world, serving until 1999. He then re-enlisted in the US Navy Fleet Reserves, serving until 2013. He had many jobs after his service to his country, lastly working until the time of his death as a maintenance man at Walmart in Bradford.\n\nJimmy attended the Believer’s Chapel. On his down time, he enjoyed visiting different attractions, including the Kinzua Dam, Kinzua Bridge and other scenic sites. He also loved the local casinos.\n\nSurviving are his seven siblings, John L. (Ray Leiker) Kleppinger, Jr. of Desert Hot Springs, California, Thomas W. (Lorrie) Kleppinger of Doylestown, Diane K. (John Jr.) Surra of Deming, NM, Janice A. (Ken) Watson of Millport, Joyce M. Kleppinger of Philadelphia, Daniel W. Kleppinger of Bristol, and Beverly A. (Tim) Hutchins of Philadelphia; many nieces and nephews; 6 aunts; 2 Uncles and an abundance of cousins.\n\nJimmy was predeceased by his parents, his wife, his brother-in-law (Scott Blewitt), 7 uncles and 5 Aunts.\n\nRelatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Calvary Catholic Church, 11024 Knights Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154 on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM. Inurnment Washington Crossing National Cemetery to follow of both Jim and Barbara's cremains.\n\nJimmy’s last act of kindness was to graciously donate his organs so others may live. Donations in Jimmy’s name may be made to Destinations, 1 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (national office), 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814; or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.mda.donordrive.com \n\nTo share a memory of Jimmy, please visit www.tjfluehr.com\n\nFlorists, all deliveries must arrive at Our Lady of Calvary Church on Friday, October 21st by 10:00 AM.