Donald Gene Tippet Sr.

DONALD GENE TIPPET, SR. Age 88, passed away on April 13, 2013. He was born May 25, 1924 in Highland Park, MI and was a resident of Riverside County for 25 years. He had served as a PFC in the US Marine Corp. He was a Tool & Die Machinist for 35 years at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Torrance, CA. He had been president of the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce for 5 years hosting many pancake breakfasts. Donald is survived by his wife Rosa Tippet and children: Mary, Karen, Roseanne and Debbie, Armand, Chris, Gabe and Rod; sister Margaret; brothers William and Richard; 13 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Donald Jr.; parents Paul E. and Susie Mae; sister Nancy; and brothers Paul and Harold. Don enjoyed a long retirement including travel, fishing, bowling, hiking, bingo, woodworking and painting. Family reunions were special times shared at many locations across the U.S. The sparkle in his blue eyes will be missed by all. Family visitation will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10am with services beginning at 11am, both held at The Grove Community Church in Riverside. Graveside will follow at 12:45pm at the Riverside National Cemetery. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com

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Arlington Mortuary
9645 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 689-1011

Published in Press-Enterprise from May 5 to May 7, 2013