James Gregory Leppi died peacefully on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, following his two-year battle with leukemia. He was 31 years old.
James was born on July 13, 1991, in Oahu, Hawaii to Cheryl (Murray) and Gregory Leppi, and was the older brother to his beloved sister, Allison. James was raised in Columbia, Maryland, and Naples, Florida, where he graduated from Gulf Coast High School in 2009. He returned to Columbia in 2016 and began working for Merriweather Post Pavilion, where he met his wife, Jennifer (Robbins) Leppi. They welcomed the love of their lives, Oliver James Leppi, on January 30, 2019, and were married on November 19, 2020.
James had a positive attitude about everything in life and with his generous heart, he never hesitated when asked for help. He was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. James was renowned for his culinary skills and always enjoyed cooking a big meal for family and friends. He loved rugby, football, and music of all kinds. He often said that the happiest day of his life was the day his son, Oliver was born. A devoted father, James relished every moment he shared with his little best friend, whether it was reading bedtime stories, taking trips to the park, or sharing his enthusiasm for his beloved Dallas Cowboys. James was a compassionate son, husband, father, and friend who fought bravely and without complaint through diagnosis, remission, and recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Robbins) and son, Oliver James; his parents Cheryl (Murray) and Gregory Leppi; his sister Allison Leppi-Romig and her husband, Ryan Romig, his nephew, Austin Leppi, and niece, Remi Romig; and his grandparents Jane Heinig, and Ladonna and Jay Klevin, as well as many cherished friends.
All are invited to attend A Celebration of Life in James’ honor at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, November 15, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM with a reception to follow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 16, at 11:00 am, at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Oliver James Leppi Education Fund - A Maryland 529 Plan: https://www.troweprice.com/usis/go-tuition-gift/maryland-529/1b32df83ed6a4cd7a7098a82b0f2abd2