Richard T. Gipe Sr., 71

February 20, 2011
  • Richard T. Gipe Sr.
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JULY 16, 1939-FEB. 20, 2011

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Richard T. Gipe Sr., 71, of Shippensburg, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his home.  
He was born Sunday, July 16, 1939, in Dover, N.J., a son of the late Ambrose N. and Irene (Bruce) Gipe.

Dick attended Dover High School in New Jersey.

He was formerly employed by Hahn Trucking in New Market, Md., and Cressler Trucking in Shippensburg. He was service manager at Parson’s Ford, now Interstate Ford, in Shippensburg. He had numerous mechanical positions throughout his life.

He attended the Church of the Brethren in Shippensburg.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Richard’s wife, Mary (Thomas) Gipe, to whom he was married for nearly 40 years, preceded him in death in 2008.

He is survived by his sons, Richard T. Gipe Jr., Shippensburg, and William D. and wife, Tracy Gipe, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three brothers, Bruce Gipe, Hagerstown, Glenn Gipe, Falling Waters, W.Va., and Gary Gipe, Fairfield; and three grandchildren, Anthony W., Morgan E. and Thomas O. Gipe.

Professional services are being handled by Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md., at a later date.

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