James K. Kipp III

James K. Kipp, III

Passed away peacefully in the Cokesbury Village Health Center on January 17, 2013. Born June 17, 1927, in Harrisburg, PA, to the late James K. Kipp, Jr. and Ethel G. Kipp of Wilmington. He was 85 years old.

Jim graduated from Wilmington High School in 1945, then served in the Navy in World War II as a corpsman at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1950 and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Beta, Beta Honorary Biological Society.

Jim worked in the Textile Fiber Dept. of the DuPont Company, retiring as an account manager for the Spun Bonded medical division in 1985, after 34 years. He spent years in Reading, PA and Westfield, NJ and returned to Wilmington, DE in 1971, residing in Edenridge. He was an avid walker and was nicknamed the "Edenridge Walker."

West Presbyterian Church was the church of his youth, and, on returning to DE, he was a member of Concord Presbyterian, Westminster Presbyterian, Aldersgate Methodist, and was currently a member of Red Clay Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school, being a trustee, and working on numerous committees. For twenty years he was a devoted and loved member of the "Early Risers," held at Trinity Episcopal Church. He was the Grandfather of the group.

Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Jane Hoch Kipp; children, Melissa K. Clark and husband, Richard of Bradenton, FL, Melinda K. Kuhn and husband Bill of Centerville, DE, James K. Kipp IV and wife, Robin of Norfolk, MA, and Jonathan G. Kipp and fiancée, Whitney Wisely of Brookfield, CT. He adored and was adored by his 10 grandchildren, Brent (Laura) and Lauren Holsinger, Billy, Julie, and Megan Kuhn, Daniel, Bryan, Matthew, Ryan, and Justin Kipp; 3 step-grandchildren, Evan (Craig) Coleman, Meredith and Griffin (Bethy) Clark; 2 great-grandchildren, Tucker and Lucy; sister, Diane K. Huston of Gambrills, MD; and 3 nephews, Kip, Eric, and Mark Huston and their families.

The family wishes to thank Delaware Hospice and the Cokesbury Care Center nurses and aides who gave Jim such loving care. A special thanks to Assicus Almami.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808 on January 26th at 11 am followed by a reception in the Lower Atrium of Cokesbury Village. The interment in Lower Brandywine Cemetery will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jim's memory to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.



Published in The News Journal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25, 2013