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Stephan Schipper


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Schipper, Stephan "Skip"
75, of Chandler, AZ passed away on January 28, 2016. Skip Schipper died on January 28, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on March 18, 1940 to Peter and Mary (Vanderveen) Schipper. As a child his family moved to the Los Angeles area where he attended Monrovia Duarte High School (Class of 1958). Skip moved to the Phoenix area in 1971 and became owner/operator of Arizona Concrete Cutting. He was an active member of the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association serving as president in 1977 and on the board for many years thereafter. After retiring his business in 1990 he became an aircraft mechanic working on planes in Stellar Airpark and Falcon Field. He was a general aviation pilot and enjoyed flying. He was also an accomplished skier. Skip is survived by one daughter, Danielle Bojorquez, of Huntington Beach, CA as well as his life partner, Gloria "Bee" Cahill and her children Lisa Hart, Chris Riedener, Heidi Hall and grandchildren David, Robert, and Tom Hart, Courtney and Mitchell Hall. He is also survived by his siblings, Jay of Phoenix, Jeff, Suzy (Williams) and Robin (Daniels) of California and Patrick of Washington as well as several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by a sister Mary. A Celebration of Life will be held at his home, 103 S. Stellar Parkway, Chandler, AZ on February 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 3, 2016
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