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  • "I was greatly privileged to have met Jack at a Father's Day..."
    - David Mitchell
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JACK ROWE LIPPOLD Jack Rowe Lippold, born December 1, 1935, died unexpectedly and suddenly on May 17, 2016. He moved to Richland in 1951 and met his wife, Mary Esther Anderson at Columbia High School. Jack was a distinguished pilot and officer in the United States Air Force, flying the first generation of jet warplanes, including the F-100, B-52, B-58 supersonic bomber, and F-4. He flew nuclear-armed B-52s during the Cuban Missile Crisis and combat missions for three tours in the Vietnam War; one year armed with only a camera. After 21 years in the Air Force, Jack became the Executive Director of the Pasco Housing Authority for 19 years. He was a founder of the Pacific Northwest Mustang Club, which led to a third career selling Mustangs to himself for Russ Dean Ford. He had more hobbies than there is room to write; he was interested in everything. In addition to his Mustangs and other cars, he cooked, landscaped, gardened, Koi-ponded, painted, sketched, and built scale models. He was skilled at leaded glass-work and ceramics. He was very active at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, serving as Senior Warden, on the Vestry and in the choir. He was the catalyst for the installation of a beautiful classical pipe organ and cooked after-church brunches to raise money for it. Jack was a leader, a story-teller, and a great entertainer-he always had something funny to say and could lighten any situation. Jack was one of 14 children. Four sisters survive him-Marjorie, Ruth, Hughlene, and Shirley 'Chi-Chi'. He is also survived by Mary Esther, his wife of 59 years, her brother Roger and his wife Diane; sons Harland and Nicholas; their wives Lidia and Beth; four grandchildren, Kenneth, Joseph, Sage, and Blanca Flor; and one great-grandchild, Malcom. Thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at Trios Hospital who so valiantly tried to save him. Jack, I know you don't read the paper much but please know how much we love and miss you! There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1609 W. 10th Ave, Kennewick. Memorial contributions may be made to wounded warrior project or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
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St Paul's Episcopal Church
1609 W 10th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
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Published in Tri-City Herald on May 20, 2016
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