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Richard Sipes

August 25, 2019


              Richard G. Sipes, 76, of Marienville, died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at his home.

              Born September 9, 1942 in Slatelick, PA, he was the son of the late Lawrence S. Sipes and Wilda Mildred McCracken.  He attended North Buffalo Grade School and was a 1961 graduate of Kittanning High School.  He was a truck driver for 38 years; he was self-employed for a time and then  worked for Allegheny Trucking, Jones Motor Freight, and Ace Motor Freight.

              Mr. Sipes was a member of a number of clubs and organizations.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #277 in Clarion, a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite Coudersport Consistory in Coudersport, Zem Zem Shriners in Erie, Clarion County Shrine and Clarion County Trikes in Clarion, Erie County Cycle Corps in Erie, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Baker Trail #180 in Kittanning.  He was a member of the  Moose, American Legion, and Eagles Club all in Clarion, Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association in Port Allegheny, Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club in Williamsfield, OH, Wild Creek Antique Engines, Hoosier Flywheelers and Tractor Club in Peru, IN, Cool Spring Hit and Miss Engine in Cool Spring, a life member of Sportsmen's Club of Forest County in Marienville, NRA PA Gun Owners of Knox, and Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Association of Alexander, NY.

              He loved hunting and spent many vacations fishing in the North Bay area of Canada. 

              He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen D. Sipes and her significant other, Kevin Miller; a son, Richard S. Sipes and his wife, Sandy; an ex daughter-in-law, Tracy Sipes; two grandsons, Richard and Nathan Sipes; and his significant other, Doris S. Murphy. 

              Mr. Sipes is also survived by two brothers, Ronald E. and Ralph L. Sipes; a sister, Sandra L. Valentine; James, Cindy, and Justin Shaffer;  and Joseph and Melinda Shaffer; and Angel, Torri, and Johnny.

              In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Stanley, George and Donald Sipes.

              Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Furlong Funeral Home, 140 Cherry Street, Marienville, PA. 

              A Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the funeral home.

              An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the funeral home.  A funeral service will directly follow at 11 AM with Reverend Dan Richter officiating.

               Interment and a grave committal service will follow in the Scotch Hill Cemetery.

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