Penelope ‘Penny’ Gayle Szczepanski
Dec. 6, 1944 — May 7, 2016
Penelope “Penny” Gayle Szczepanski of Waukesha died with her family by her side Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 71.
She was born in Washington, D.C., on December 6, 1944 the daughter of Oscar “O.J.” and Dorothy (nee Shaw) Blalock.
On July 28, 1968, she married Robert Szczepanski in Washington, D.C.; he preceded her in death on October 26, 2014. Penelope worked for many years at various temp jobs, most recently for the Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department. She was a member of the USO, the Creators’ Co-op, where she enjoyed selling her crafts and of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. Penny was challenged most of her life with chronic illness, most recently with cancer but always demonstrated a strength and resilience respected by many.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter Jennifer Szczepanski of Denver, Colo.; her son Brian (Adrianna) Szczepanski of Winter Park, Colo.; and her grandson Stanley Szczepanski of Winter Park, Colo. She is further survived by her sister Robyn White of Berlin, Md.; her brother Gregory (Marylynn) Blalock of Seaford, Del.; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 13, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. memorial service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. David Simmons will preside. Penelope’s final resting place will be in the columbarium of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City, MD.
Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188; to Seasons Hospice, 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL 60018; or to Interfaith Senior Programs, 210 NW Barstow St., Suite 101, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.