AUBURN — Dr. Julius T. Ceplikas, 92, passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Anne, at his side, at Hospice House on Wednesday, Dec. 20. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on March 12, 1925, the youngest child of the late Adam and Isabel (Balcuitis) Ceplikas.

Julius, better known as “Cep” or “Doc,” moved to Auburn in 1971. He established a dental practice, which was a “patients first” dental office. Each patient was treated with great compassion and care. On Oct. 30, 1970, he married Anne (Spear), and they shared a loving marriage of more than 47 years. Cep served in the medical corps of the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge. Cep went on to further his education at Tufts College in Massachusetts, and Northwestern University in Illinois, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). He enjoyed playing golf at Fairlawn Golf Club, and did it well. He was always an athlete who also enjoyed bowling and cross-country skiing.

Doc is survived by his wife; son, Mark Ceplikas (Treasure) of Littleton, CO; daughters: Jill Flynn (William) of Chelmsford, Mass., and Nina Bowen (William) of Gilbert, Ariz.; stepchildren: Janice Schneider (Barton) of Franklin, Tenn.; Joyce Whitney (John) of Groton, N.H.; Kenneth Healey (Barbara) of Dayville, Conn., and Marilyn Lugner (Peter) of Farmingdale, Maine. He also leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Caruso; stepdaughter, Jocelyn Healey; a granddaughter, Kimberly Schneider; his brother, Dr. Thomas Ceplikas; and his sister, Olga Munroe, and their spouses.

Special thanks to the staff at the Hospice House, also to Dr. Michael Rifkin and staff, and to the Rev. Robert Lariviere.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Cep’s online guestbook at

Julius T. Ceplikas

Guest Book

filed under: