Donald Peppercorn was born Jan. 15, 1936, to Carl and Ida Cohen Peppercorn and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, with his sister, Betty Epstein. His parents were immigrants from Austria and Ukraine.
He graduated from Glenville High School in 1954 and began college at The Ohio State University where he spent 11 years studying pharmacy, dentistry, and orthodontics. He married and served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant. He was a very kind and generous man and was accomplished in his field. He loved his family dearly.
Donald was on the Diplomate Board Orthodontics, a member of the Great Lakes Society Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Willoughby, Ohio Chamber of Commerce. While practicing as an orthodontist, he would volunteer working on incarcerated children every week in downtown Cleveland at Mount Sinai hospital. He enjoyed his work and spending time with family.
He passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. He leaves behind children, James Peppercorn, Susie Weatherly and Steve Peppercorn, stepchildren, Matthew Polk and Melani Polk, grandchildren, Andrew Weatherly and Kathleen Francis, Grayson Weatherly, Aidan Weatherly, Adara Pantaleo Peppercorn, and great-granddaughter, Rhea Pantaleo Perea.
A funeral was held at North Atlanta Memorial Park in Atlanta, GA on Oct. 24, 2023, with Rabbi Lauren Henderson officiating. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, GA, 770-451-4999
- Donald Peppercorn
- Glenville High School
- The Ohio State University
- United States Navy
- Diplomate Board Orthodontics
- Great Lakes Society Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- North Atlanta Memorial Park
- Rabbi Lauren Henderson
- Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care