Frank A. Tippett Sr., 72, of Moosic, died Friday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Dorothy Zielinski Tippett.
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Born on March 5, 1941, in Taylor, he was the son of the late Charles and Hazel Case Tippett and was a 1958 graduate of Moosic High School. Frank proudly served our country with the Air Force. Prior to his retirement, Frank worked at MacTac as a machine operator. He was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish. Throughout his life, he enjoyed day trips with his wife, computer games, cartoons, collecting plates and reading. Frank was a sports enthusiast and was always there to cheer and support his children and grandchildren at all their events.
Also surviving are four children, Frank A. Jr. and wife, Andrea, Moosic; Janine Hewitt and husband, Brian, Pittston; Renee Tippett and partner, Sandi Locker, Scranton; and Michelle Antoniacci and husband, Frank, Moosic; ten grandchildren, Holly Hewitt Valtos and husband, Jonathan; Brian Hewitt Jr. and wife, Amanda; Nick Hewitt and fiancée, Danielle Falkowski; Stephanie Tippett and fiancé, Donnie Smith; Joshua Tippett; Olivia Tippett and partner, Heather Keller; Dominic Pica, Emily Tippett, Julia and Frankie Antoniacci; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hewitt, Liam and Lukas Valtos; a sister, Anna Mae Kamin, Forty Fort; nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, Charles, Edwin and Richard preceded him in death.
The funeral will be Thursday at 12:15 p.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary of Czestochowa Cemetery, Moosic.
Friends may call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106. Donation forms are available online. www.semiancares.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union St Taylor, PA 18517
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 26, 2014