Justin L. Keppler, 36, of Santa Monica, California and Medina, New York entered into rest on Sunday, August 1, 2021 following a brief illness complicated by a congenital heart condition.
Justin was born on December 8, 1984 (Our Blessed Mother Mary’s Immaculate Conception) a son of Peter and Cheryl (Soles) Keppler. He was a graduate of Medina High School class of 2003 and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from SUNY University at Buffalo in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Justin moved to Santa Monica, California in 2008 to pursue tech and professional entertainment opportunities. Justin had much success in Los Angeles; he worked for prestigious companies, and took every exciting opportunity he was presented. Justin’s latest ventures included patents and launching inventions. Inventive by nature, Justin was proud of being a descendent of Johannes Kepler. He acquired vast knowledge of the Keppler family history and was handed down the title of the Keppler Family Genealogist.
He considered himself bicoastal as he travelled back to New York often to be with family. Justin was a Conscientious Director. Creative, articulate, talented and inventive are just a few words that begin to describe who Justin was. Whether through music or design, he was great at creating spaces for others to gather and experience. A lover of music, he was a talented and creative DJ under his musical persona, Unshazamable. Owner of Keppler Co., he designed his own woodworking pieces and loved designing different light art pieces. He enjoyed photography and did not miss an opportunity to document his life’s moments. In California, he was a slacklining enthusiast who never missed a day of slacklining on the beach and never missed a sunset. Back in New York, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at Paradise Farm and Schroon Lake. Justin lived life exactly the way he wanted, to the fullest. He leaves behind a legacy of light and love and will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Peter and Cheryl Keppler; brother, Jason (Nicole) Keppler; sisters, Jenni Keppler and Julia (Clay Barna) Keppler all of Medina; maternal grandmother, Frederica Soles; special cousins, Mandee and Aly DeMarco; girlfriend, Hannah Ledger of Santa Monica; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; and many close friends, whom he considered family in California.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 28 at 11:00am at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Interment will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Middleport. A Celebration of Life Party will follow at Paradise Farm in Darien. For location information please text 585-356-4659. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to https://gofund.me/d0871efb or donations can be sent via Venmo: @ParadiseRanchNewYork. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.