MERIDEN- Andrew V. Schipke, 93, died on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Apple Rehab-Cocommo.
Born in Meriden on April 5, 1920, he was a son of the late Andrew M. and Martha (Schilke) Schipke. Mr. Schipke graduated from St. Mary School and Horace C. Wilcox Technical School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps
in 1939. He was at Pearl Harbor during the attack and then fought in the Pacific area during World War II. He then went on to Korea and Vietnam. He retired as a Sergeant Major in 1966 after 26 years of active service.
Mr. Schipke leaves behind his sister, Miss Rose E. Schipke, of Meriden. He was predeceased by his brothers, Bernard Schipke and Robert Schipke; his sister, Marguerite (Schipke) Hummer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. from the from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 5 Sherman Place, Meriden for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in the Spring. Friends may call prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.jferryfh.com.