Robert Hippert
1949 - 2019
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Dr. Robert "Bob" Kenneth Hippert –

family man, physician and friend. A

passionate man about many things, Bob was most dedicated to and proud of his

family, his wife of 49 years, Nancy, their three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He passed away surrounded in love by his wife and

children Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the age of 70.

He was born on September 9, 1949, in Allentown, Pa., to Robert Benjamin Hippert and Joyce Kincaid Hippert.

Bob was a graduate of William Allen High School,

Kutztown University and the Navy scholarship program through the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

Motivated by an illness that left him bedridden for a year as a child, he became a physician – which was not only what he did, it was the essence of who he was as a man. Upon completing his service to the Navy, Bob, Nancy and their three children moved to Fleetwood, Pa. One of the

founding partners of Fleetwood Medical Associates, which was established in 1980, he continued to provide care to the Fleetwood community, including local schools, until his death. He was the medical director for Manor Care,

Laureldale and Manor Care, Sinking Spring and, for the last 37 years, provided health care to students at the Kutztown University Health Center where he particularly enjoyed providing sideline care during Golden Bears football games.

Bob was on the staff of Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center since 1987. He served in a variety of

leadership positions, including as president of the medical staff and member of the Penn State Health St. Joseph board of directors. He was the first president of Penn State Health Care Partners and continued as a member of the board and executive committee. Most recently, in August 2019, the Pennsylvania Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians honored Dr. Robert Hippert as the 2019 Family Physician of the Year during its 44th annual symposium. In bestowing the honor, the

society noted that Dr. Hippert is "esteemed by his fellow physicians for outstanding service to his profession and community."

Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughter,

Kimberly Hippert-Eversgerd and her husband, Jerome; his son, Robert B. Hippert and his wife, Rachel; his daughter, Jennifer Iwu and her husband, Beau Bosley; along with seven grandchildren: Ryne, Bonnie, Tommy, Charlie, Lila, Reece and Owen; and two great-grandchildren, Sofia and Sebastian. He is also survived by his sister, JulieAnn Millington.

Those wishing to honor Dr. Hippert are welcome to join in A Celebration of Life any time between the hours of 1-4 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Berkshire Country Club in Reading, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to support the Family Medicine Residency Program at Penn State Health St. Joseph in memory of Dr. Robert Hippert. To make a gift online please visit: Checks may be mailed to: Penn State Health St. Joseph, Office of

Development, PO Box 316, Reading, PA 19603. Please make checks payable to Penn State; memo line "PSHSJ


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Published in Reading Eagle from Sep. 26 to Sep. 29, 2019.
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October 9, 2019
My condolences to his family with fond
memories from a '76 classmate.
John Bellew
October 5, 2019
Dr Hippert was a man we trusted with our families health for over 30 years. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his entire family. He will be sadly missed by the entire community. His passion for life will live on in everyone he touched.
Michael Sipotz
October 5, 2019
An amazing week in Florida with the Hipperts! I will forever cherish the memories we made there.
Florentina Recalo
October 3, 2019
To Bob's Family, You are in our prayers, and our US Navy time together will not be forgotten! God Bless and God Speed!! Dan and Barbara Callan Captain Dan and Barbara Callan, MC, USN Retired
October 3, 2019
Bob was a fantastic mentor and overall wonderful person.

Barry Korn, DO
October 1, 2019
I was saddened to hear of Dr. Hippert's passing. I have been seeing him since 1988 for my back and other ailments. He was a great doctor, person and confidante. I could talk to him about anything with comfort and ease. Being the compassionate caring person he was not only made him a great doctor but a wonderful human being as well. He will be missed by many. He was the only one I truly trusted adjusting my spine. Thanks Doc for the many years of care and compassion.
Sandy Constein
October 1, 2019
Bob was the essence of a good doc.
October 1, 2019
We are very sad to read of Dr. Hippert's passing. He was our family physician since he started the medical center and we will miss him greatly. Dr. Hippert was compassionate, positive, and an expert in the medical field. We trusted him with our lives and looked forward to his patient, calming smile. He was one in a million!
Treasure the wonderful memories of him- he is now a guardian angel in heaven and will remain in your hearts forever.
With deepest sympathy,
Gloria and Jim Howe
September 30, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Hippert family. May good memories of your loved one serve you well through this difficult time.
Dr. Hippert was not only a wonderful doctor but a kind and gracious man. Sometimes, there are no words...
Fred and Gail Phillips
September 30, 2019
Dr.Horner and his staff wish to give our condolences to Dr Hippert and his family. Dr. Hippert was a great person.
melissa leonard
September 29, 2019
We are sadden to read of Dr Hippert's passing. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Hippert family and staff at Fleetwood Medical office. He has been our Dr for over 30 years, a very well liked & caring doctor. He will been missed by so many people..
Brenda Heist & Peter Zalegowski
September 29, 2019
A man like Bob Hippert is never gone, he lives on in the lives of the thousands of people he touched. I had the privilege of working with this man for 15 years. He took excellent care of me, Ray, my mom, my dad, my brothers,Ray's mom & dad, Mark & Matt and so many other family members with an open heart and wonderful care. He truly cared about all his patients! Dear family please know how much all of with you in prayer and love.
Janette Snyder
September 28, 2019
Many thanks to this incredible and well liked doctor and community member. He will be missed by many. My condolences to family, friends and co-workers. Peace, love and comfort to you at this difficult time and in the coming months.
Gail Greth
September 28, 2019
My deepest sympathies to everyone in the Hippert Family. He was a very special friend.
Deb Ciriaco
September 28, 2019

September 28, 2019
I'm saddened to hear about Dr. Hippert's passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends. He was one of my doctor's for many years. I will miss him.
God bless him and his family.
carl volker
September 28, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mark Seaman sr
September 26, 2019
To the family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Hippert was my doctor for over 30 years. He was a kind man and a great doctor. He will be missed.

Blessings of comfort during this time.
Karen Pannebecker
September 26, 2019
I was very sad to read about passing of Dr. Hippert! He was my doctor for many years!, before I relocated. He was a very caring man who always answered my questions and explained things to in way I could understand understand!
My sympathy is with his family and staff.

Dolores Hagge
Glendale AZ
September 26, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss...
Yvonne Gonzalez
September 26, 2019
Dr. Hippert has taken care of my wife and i for many years. Personally he was the best doctor we have ever had. We feel so bad for his family and co workers. He will be really missed. Jim an Marcy Zimmerman
jim zimmerman
September 26, 2019
I wanted to offer my condolences to the family. I knew Dr. Hippert when I worked for St. Josephs Medical Hospital on 12th Street and also at the Community General Hospital-TLC Unit.

Dr. Hippert was always such a nice and caring doctor. When we would have the chance to chat, he would tell me that he loved Bed & Breakfast Inn's and gave me recommendations on which ones were a "must visit"

Dr. Hippert always had a smile on his face. I will remember him fondly. God bless him, Heaven gained a kind soul. Prayers that our Lord brings comfort and peace to his family.
Lisa Angstadt
September 26, 2019
Dr. Hippert has taken care of our family for almost 30 yrs. He will be greatly missed by all.

Wendy & Gary Yoder
September 26, 2019
My heart goes out to all of the Hippert Family.

Both Bob and Nancy were always so kind and generous. I have so many happy memories spending time with your family over the years and he meant so much to the community for his service in the medical field. I know my father is so grateful for the care he provided to my mother in her final months with us.

He will be missed dearly.
Chris Wessner
September 26, 2019
I've known you all since you first moved to Fleetwood. We have happy, wonderful memories of those times. It has been my pleasure to call you friends. With a sad heart I wish you strength to move forward in life carrying the love of a dear man in your hearts. Deepest sympathy and loving care to each one of you. Blessings, Patricia " Pat" Sausser and family.
Patricia Sausser
September 26, 2019

Our deepest comfort to you and your family. I remember when you moved to Fleetwood and lived across the street,(Locust), from us. The Fleetwood Medical Center is just one of Bob's successful passions that exemplifies, his desire for everyone to have access to proper medical care. God bless!

Debbie (Conrad)Fryer
Debbie (Conrad)Fryer
September 26, 2019
Nancy, our warmest wishes of comfort to you and your family. I remember when you and your family, first moved across the street from us in Fleetwood. The Fleetwood Medical Center, his dream that came true, is just one example of his passions, for all, to have access to proper medical care. Comfort and prayers. Debbie (Conrad) Fryer
Debbie (Conrad)Fryer
September 26, 2019
A.J. US Army Retired
September 26, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss...My he rest in peace
Kathy Dugan
September 25, 2019
My condolences to the family and friends of Robert Hippert. In Isaiah 61:1-2 he binds the broken hearted and is near to all who mourn. Take comfort Robert is in God's Book of remembrance
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