Louis M. Jepeway

JEPEWAY, LOUIS M., JR. Died Sunday, May 26, 2019 of cardiac arrest. He was 76 and a lifelong resident of Miami. Born to Louis Sr. and Frances Jepeway, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Florida, then went into practice with his father. During 50 years of legal practice, Jepeway was known for his dogged, quirky and intellectual pursuit of justice, often handling civil rights and death penalty cases. He was a long-time board member of the ACLU Miami chapter. Jepeway is survived by his life partner of 32 years, Patricia "Trish" Myer of Coral Gables, and 10 first cousins. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations in Jepeway's memory to the ACLU Foundation of Florida, Legal Services of Greater Miami and Americans for Immigrant Justice. A visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 10 at the Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapel, 4600 SW Eighth St., in Coral Gables. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 11 at St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church, 3475 SW 17th St., Miami.

Reported by Joe Bennett ['61]

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06/05/21 08:34 AM #1    

Lawrence J. La Belle

Louis was a great guy and I had a great time as a teammate with him.

06/05/21 04:05 PM #2    

Robert Lasseter

Loui was a good friend.  He and I attended Bullis Prep School in Silver Spring, Md. for one year between high school and college.  He will be missed.       Bob Lasseter

06/05/21 10:16 PM #3    

Harvey Satz

Louie and I were good friends and neighbors all through high school. We rode to school together every morning. On Ash Wednesday, we went to church and got the ashes on our foreheads. We were late for home room.  Louie got an acceptable excuse from Mrs. Lemons and I got a unacceptable excuse. Go figure!

Louie and I remained friends for years. The Jew and the Lebanese. He introduced me to his St. Peter and Paul friends. Louie never had a mean bone in his body.

We kept in touch over the years always catching up on each other's lives. He graduated from Notre Dame. He practiced law in the same office as his father and lived in the same house that he grew up in. I was sorry to hear of his passing. 

I thought of him recently when I picked up 3 of my grandchildren, in car pool,from Bullis in Bethesda.

06/06/21 12:40 PM #4    

Marcia Sperber (Arrendale)

Sorry.. this is sad to hear...

06/06/21 12:50 PM #5    

George Alan Nowicki

I knew Louie since I was 10 years old. I first met him at the S.W. Boy's Club. We were baseball and football teammates there, and later football teammates at MHS. We stayed in touch over the years and my wife and I got together with him and Trish a couple of times before he fell ill.

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