Joseph J. Shepler, Jr. 60, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his home. He was born June 1, 1959 in Latrobe, a son of Joseph J. Shepler Sr. (Sue) and Constance J. (Palmieri) Sherbondy. Joe worked in the auto sales business for many years. He always wanted to help others and see them happy. Despite the pain he had, he tried not to put any emphasis on himself. He always said “It is what it is”. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kristen Shepler. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving son, Justin Shepler, and two brothers, Leonard Shepler (fiancé Lisa), and Anthony Shepler (Judy). Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650 or online at www.afashelter.org. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements.