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Major William G. Dippo, Jr., U.S. Army (Ret) was called home to be with his heavenly Father on January 15, 2014. He was born June 15, 1925, to William G. and Helen Dippo of Troy, NY. Dad volunteered for the US Army in 1942, to join the effort in WW II. Like other members of the Greatest Generation, Dad did not talk much about his WW II experiences until later in life. He served in the 11th Armored Division of General Patton's 3rd Army and participated in several military campaigns throughout Europe including the Battle of the Bulge. His unit also liberated the infamous Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria and saw firsthand the atrocities of war. After returning home, Dad met and married Mary H. Black who was to be the love of his life for 66 years. He is survived by his wife and 5 children: Bill Dippo of Austin; Barbara and Frank Isom of Kingwood; Michael and Rhonda Dippo of San Antonio, Ann Siep of Niersbach, Germany; Mary and Kenn Brooksbank of San Antonio; two sisters, Joan Hogan and Barbara Dahl. They have 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren to carry on the Dippo family legacy. Mom and Dad lived in Windcrest for 48 years, before moving to The Towers two years ago. Dad's interests included cooking, reading, traveling in his RV and spending time with family. Dad really enjoyed reading historical books about WWII as evidenced by his ever present 3rd Army Patton cap. Dad also loved to travel with Mom and their RV group, which included Barbara and Frank, traveling coast to coast, as well as attending his WWII reunions. Mom and Dad were active members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church before moving to The Towers. Dad always enjoyed family gatherings, especially during the holiday season with family and friends. For many years we would spend Thanksgiving at Canyon Lake enjoying boating, fishing, and most of all around the bonfire and ending the day with an animated game of Win Lose or Draw. The women always ruled. Dad loved his family and his family loved him. Dad had a sincere appreciation for the men and women that served in the US military, so in lieu of flowers please feel free to make donations to The Wounded Warrior Project in honor of this warrior that is finally at rest. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.
JANUARY 22, 2014
PORTER LORING CHAPEL
Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.
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Published in Express-News on Jan. 19, 2014