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Joseph G. Lipple

Born: Thu., Jan. 31, 1924
Died: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Sat., Dec. 07, 2019
Location: St. Thomas Catholic Church

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Joseph G. Lipple, 95, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Ashville, died December 1, 2019 at the Veterans Home. Born January 31, 1924 in St. Benedict, son of the late Anthony and Caroline (O’Connor) Lipple. Preceded in death by wife, the former Mary Holmberg on February 14, 1960, son, Donald “Bucky”, daughter, Jane Trapanotto, granddaughter, Mary Lipple Smetana, great grandson, Gregory Lipple, son in law, Frank Eger, and these brothers and sisters; Anna, Mary Catherine, Peg, Paul and John, who was killed on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Survived by children; Tom (JoAnne), Lois Eger, Cathy “Kate” Klepser, Dan (Deb), Rick (Terri), Mary Ann (Tom) Doughty, John (Sylvia), Cindy (Kevin) Rolston, twins: Jean (Mark) Little and Joan (Dennis) Leverette, son in law, Joe Trapanotto, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was the last member of his immediate family. Joe was a Navy Veteran of WWll where he arrived at Pearl Harbor one week after the attack. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle until age 92, hunting and golfing. Joe worked at the A & P Warehouse, Altoona for 40 years and retired in 1982. Member of the Hollidaysburg Sportsmen, Life member of Railroad Museum. NRA, John Lipple Post 4315 Ashville VFW, where he had served as Post Commander, and he also served as a County Commander. At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 Saturday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville, Rev. Robert Reese, Celebrant. Committal, St. Thomas Cemetery. Military Rites in charge of Ashville VFW and other Local Military Organizations will be held at the Ashville VFW at 9:30 AM Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Joe’s memory.  Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com




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