Peter E. Przylepa Sr., 87, industrial paint salesman

April 27, 2003

Peter Edmund Przylepa Sr., a retired industrial paint and solvent salesman who served with the Navy during World War II, died of a heart attack Wednesday at the Veterans Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. He was 87 and lived in Towson.

Mr. Przylepa, the son of Polish immigrant parents, was born and raised in East Baltimore. He was a 1933 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and as a youth played with the Polish National semiprofessional soccer team.

During the late 1930s, he worked as a metal worker at the Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River.

After World War II broke out, he and his five brothers enlisted in the Navy. He served as a storekeeper with the Seabees on Okinawa, and was discharged with the rank of petty officer in 1946. All six brothers survived the war.

Mr. Przylepa was employed as a paint and solvent salesman for Farboil Corp. and the Dynasurf Corp. from 1950 to 1975. He quit to found his own company, Pepco Co., and worked there until retiring in 1987.

A 50-year resident of Parkville, Mr. Przylepa moved to Towson after his wife suffered a stroke.

An avid golfer, he was a member for 35 years of the Country Club of Maryland, where he once made a hole in one on the 13th hole. In his retirement, he worked as a ranger at Mount Pleasant Golf Course. He enjoyed watching sports, especially football.

Mr. Przylepa was a charter member of the Loch Raven Kiwanis Club, and a member of the American Legion Parkville Post 183 and the Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Doris Domenica; two sons, Peter E. Przylepa Jr. of Reisterstown and John Joseph Przylepa of Hillendale; a daughter, Kelly Ann Przylepa of Glenville, Pa.; two brothers, Joseph Przylepa and John Przylepa, both of Glen Burnie; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Darlene Marie Przylepa and Teresa Sophia Przylepa.

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