05/30/04 — DR. DONALD DEPPE

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Dr. Donald Arthur Deppe of Goldsboro died Wednesday.

He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Northampton, Pa., to Arthur William and Florence Rachel Henry Deppe.

Don was a graduate of Northampton High School and attended Nyack Institute and Princeton Seminary. He earned a bachelor's degree at Lafayette College, a master's degree at the University of Maryland and a doctoral degree at the University of Chicago.

His career included faculty appointments at the University of Maryland, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In addition, he held several positions with federal government agencies including Health, Education and Welfare, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Department of Justice, where he served as the first warden of the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner. He was most recently employed and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a civilian director of long-range planning at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Cates Deppe; two children, Beth Deppe Webb of Washington, D.C., and Beverly Deppe Richardson of Grand Junction, Colo.; three stepchildren, Sharon Cates Canovali of Greensboro, James "Nick" Cates of Goldsboro and Randall Perry Pickard of Creedmoor; a grandson, Matthew Richardson, also of Grand Junction, Colo.; two step-grandchildren, Crystal Pickard of Durham and Landon Pickard of Creedmoor; and a sister, Doris Deppe Wire of Whitehall, Pa.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Neal Salter officiated. Entombment followed at Wayne Memorial Park.

The family received friends Friday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and Crematory.

Contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 51 Locust Ave., Suite 201, New Canaan, Conn. 06840.

Condolences to the Deppe family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net.


Published in Obituaries on May 30, 2004 11:30 AM