James F. Kipp

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James F. Kipp

James F. Kipp died peacefully at home, with his family present on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Born on December 1, 1937, Jim was a graduate of Salesianum School, St. Joseph's University and the Villanova University School of Law.

Jim was admitted to the Bar of the State of Delaware in 1963, and was one of the first Public Defenders of the State of Delaware. In 1974, he was co-founder of the law firm of Trzuskowski and Kipp. He was a former president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and was a member of the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2006 he became senior counsel with Elzufon, Austin, Reardon, Tarlov and Mondell, P.A.

Among his many activities, Jim was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. He served as Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the choir. He was very active at Padua Academy and had served on the Board of Trustees.

Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elvira (Castorani) and their three children, James F. Kipp, Jr. (Cindy), Donna (David Case), Suzanne (Raymond Banker), eight grandchildren, Maggie, Ellen and Colleen Banker, Evan and Jonas Kipp, Sean, James and Charlotte Case. He is also survived by his sister, Catherine Etherington and his brother, John H. Kipp. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Herb and Florence (McAllister) Kipp and a sister, Frances Papillo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10th at 12:00 noon at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and Dupont Streets, Wilmington, where family and friends may visit on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:45 am. The burial for Jim will be held privately at a later date.

Contributions may be made in memory of Jim to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, 2200 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806 or to Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2013
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