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Bucks County Mourns the Death of Judge Albert J. Cepparulo

November 2, 2018

Contact: Stephen G. Heckman, Court Administrator, 215.348.6700

Judge Albert J. Cepparulo

It is with great sadness that the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas reports the passing of Judge Albert J. Cepparulo on October 31, 2018, at the age of 71.  He is survived by his wife, Deborah and children Betsy and Nicholas.

Judge Cepparulo, born November 17, 1946, was the son of a Philadelphia Police officer. He served in served in the Army in Vietnam as a Vietnamese interpreter, a testament to his proficiency in languages.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, where he was an accomplished rugby player, and later from Temple Law School in 1974. After law school he worked as a public defender in Philadelphia before moving to New Hope in Bucks County.

There he became a partner in the law firm of Baldi, Cepparulo and Williams from 1983 to 2004.  He was elected to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas bench, where he served as a judge from 2004 until retiring in 2015 to spend more time with his family.

Judge Cepparulo, however, continued to be of service to the citizens of Bucks County in a more limited role, sitting as a senior judge and filling in for other judges on an as-needed basis.

During his legal career, Judge Cepparulo practiced almost every type of law, which gave him an extensive background in preparing to handle the caseload of a Common Pleas judge.

During his professional life he devoted a considerable amount of his practice to land-use issues, serving as solicitor to four zoning hearing boards and helping Solebury Township to write a land-use ordinance which helped preserve 2,000 acres of open space.  He was also an avid fisherman.

On the bench, Judge Cepparulo’s reputation was one noted for fairness to all who came before him, no matter their station in life.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road in Doylestown.  Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at noon.