WINSTED >> Robert Wiley Lippincott, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Louise Lippincott for 59 years. Born Dec. 19, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the son of the late Howard and Anna Lippincott. Robert was predeceased by a brother, Harry Lippincott.
In 1943 at the age of 17, Robert enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was a Veteran
of WW II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 11 Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division and took part in the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa and the occupation of Northern China. Growing up during the depression and his time as a Marine greatly influenced his adult life. After being honorably discharged in January of 1946, he worked in the Traffic Manager of Kaiser Metals Co. And later in 1961, he moved his family to Jamestown, New York. There, he worked as a Traffic Manager and Purchasing Agent for Marlin Rockwell Corp until 1968 when he moved to Winsted and purchased a local moving company founding Lippincott Van Lines. He retired in 1990. Robert was an avid tennis player and pilot and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Most days you could find him at one of his grandchildren's sporting events. Robert was also a member of St. James' Episcopal Church with his wife for many years.
He is survived by his children, Linda Snyder and her husband Robert of Barkhamsted, Jeff Lippincott and his wife Anne of New Hartford and Wayne Lippincott and his wife Kathy of Barkhamsted; and his wonderful grandchildren, Chris and Elizabeth Snyder, Jeffery and his wife Becky, Catherine, and Daniel Lippincott and Sarah, Bobby and Johnny Lippincott.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 3, at St. James Episcopal Church, Winsted at noon. Burial will be held at Colebrook Center Cemetery with full Military Honors. Friends may call on Thursday, May 2, at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warriors Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
or St. James Episcopal Church, 160 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.