James F. HippleApril 25, 1927 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 90)
James F. ‘Mole’ Hipple, age 90 of Chicora, PA. died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehibilitation Center in Butler, PA. following a lingering illness. Born in Chicora April 25, 1927 the son of William Hipple and Agnes Kubeck Hipple.
He was a US Army veteran of WWII proudly serving his country from 1945 to 1947 in the 82nd airborne as a paratrooper in Germany. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Chicora, a member of the Chicora American Legion, VFW and a life member of the Chicora Moose. He worked 41 years at Armco in the Melt Shop.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Uenking Hipple, whom he married on August 13, 1966. A son Jim Hipple, and his wife Dani of Sligo, PA. Two grandchildren Dylan and Paige Hipple, a great-grandson Carson Heeter, a sister Margaret and Ed Young of Butler, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a son Kevin Hipple who died July 21, 1986, his brother Ross Hipple, and a sister Helen Hetrick.
Friends received Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of blessing service at 11 a.m. at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Slippery Rock and Main Streets, Downtown Chicora, PA. with Reverend John Butler officiating.
Full Military Honors will be provided by the Chicora VFW, the Chicora and Brady’s Bend American Legion, and the 99th Readiness Command of Butler.
Interment will immediately follow in Hemphill Cemetery in Chicora.