Robert Liptack, 78, of Hudson Oaks died early Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, in a local hospital. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment: 3 p.m. in Old Town West Cemetery in Bridgeport. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW
, Wounded Warriors Project, ASPCA or a
. Mr. Liptack was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church. He graduated from the Henry Ford Trade School in Detroit, becoming a machinist. He served in the U.S. Navy
1955-1958 as an engine man on Navy vessels. He worked at the Detroit Diesel Engine Division of General Motors
for 33 years, retiring in 1987 in Dallas as regional claims manager. Continuing his strong work ethic after retirement from GM, Robert worked for more than 20 years for Industrial Power Truck & Equipment as a service sales consultant. Robert was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his workshop, traveling, boating, golf and making people laugh. Hís daily goal was to always have a "productive" day. He will be very much missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Justine Liptack; brother, Louis Liptack; and a daughter, Carrie Latham. Survivors: Wife of 27 years, Gayla Liptack of Hudson Oaks; daughter, Dona Geron of Albuquerque; sons, Larry Liptack and wife, Charlotte, of Deer Park and Scott Geron of Haslet; grandchildren, Lauren, Juliet, Landon, Quinton, Justin and Jovanni; and two great-grandchildren.