John Alan "Skip" Pifer (1932 - 2017)

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John Alan "Skip" Pifer, age 84, Cummings Road, DuBois, Pa., died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born May 31, 1932, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late John George Pifer and Lillian (Kremkau) Pifer.
He was a graduate of Sandy High School Class of 1950.
On July 8, 1950, he married Mary Jo Weaver. He then married Cheryl Ann Meenan on Nov. 11, 1971.
He operated G.W. Pifer Sons Lumber Company from 1958 to 1968 and Pifer's General Contracting from 1968 until retirement.
He attended Tri County Church in DuBois, Pa. He enjoyed bowling, playing pool, fishing and hiking in the woods. He had two beloved pets: P-nut, his dog and Cece, his cat. He loved children and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Skip is survived by five children: Barbara Quinn and her husband, Dan of DuBois, Pa., Bill Pifer and his wife, Barb of Allison Park, Pa., Sue Tench and her husband, Ron of DuBois, Pa., John Pifer and his wife, Joanne of Matthews, N.C., and Wendy Pifer-Vasquez of DuBois, Pa.; a brother, Charles Pifer and his wife, Judy of Carmel, Calif.; eight grandchildren: Tony Vuocolo and his wife, Lauren, Kristine Vuocolo, Tricia Muth and her husband, Chris, Rob Coccimiglio and his fiancée, Daniele Schatz, Jenelle Pifer, Kelly Pifer, Marissa Pifer, and Mario Vasquez; and two great-grandchildren, Abby Vuocolo and Miles Muth.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Pifer and a granddaughter, Cara Lynn Coccimiglio.
There will be no public visitation.
A memorial service date will be determined at the convenience of the family at a time in June.
Memorials may be sent to the Heart Center at Penn Highlands DuBois, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to
The Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., DuBois, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Published in The Courier Express on May 23, 2017