James W. Tipton 87, of Vandergrift died Tuesday August 13, 2019 in the Good Samaritan Hospice. Cabot. Born April 20, 1932 in Altoona. He was a member of St James Catholic Church in Apollo. Jim was a newspaper pressman for the local news citizen paper and had retired from Creps Publication in Indiana. He was a loving son, husband, father and friend. A life member of the VFW Post 556,VFW Veterans Honor Guard, American Legion Post 114, DAV, The East Vandergrift Polish Club, Slovak Club and Lithuanian Club. James served in the United States Air Force during the Koran War from 1950-1954 he loved bowling, golfing, dancing and most of all his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Marlene M. (Huelsman) Tipton, an infant son James W. Tipton Jr. His brothers Samuel Tipton, John E Tipton and Paul A. Tipton. Survivors include his children Karen (Chester) Ciechanowski., Robert A. (Louise) Tipton., Steven J. (Stephanie) Tipton., Teresa (Michael) Tardivo., Charles B. (Chrissy) Tipton., Monica L. (James) Plazio and Bryan J. Tipton. Ten Grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His brother Charles B. Tipton and his sisters Laura Jane Blasco, Ruth McGarthy and Sarah Sutton. At the request of the family there will be no public visitation, services will be private with full military honors accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dunmire-Kerr & Rowe Funeral Home, Inc. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrfit.
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