PIPHER, Richard Edwin (Dick), age 90, of Sebring, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, passed away on July 10, 2014 in Sebring. He was born August 12, 1923 in Ithaca, NY, the son of the late Oliver A. and Freda W. (Wood) Pipher. Dick graduated from Odessa High School. He retired after 31 years of dedicated service with the Bendix Corp. From his first job with Cotton Hanlon Lumber Mill as a young man, working with wood was a major theme of his life. Early on he built three point speed boats, several homes and grandfather clocks to name just a few items. Richard was a master wood craftsman. Richard was married to his loving wife of 52 years, M. Arlene (Pease) Pipher, who preceded him in death November 19, 2005. His brother, Robert E. Pipher also predeceased him. Richard is survived by his beloved son, Richard Oliver Pipher of Sebring, FL; sister, Doris L. Krebs of Horseheads, NY; along with nine nieces, four nephews and several cousins. Dick's services will remain private. The family will provide all necessary flowers. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery where Richard will be laid to rest with his beloved Arlene. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Dick's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at: www.olthof.com.
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Olthof Funeral Home
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Elmira, NY 14904
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 27, 2014