David H. Lippincott Jr., 84, Glen Summit, Mountain Top, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Oakwood Terrace, Moosic.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre on June 16, 1931, a son of the late David H Lippincott Sr. and Beatrice Clark Lippincott of Wilkes-Barre.
David was a graduate of Girard College in June 1947. He was the assistant manager of the Industrial Loan Corp. until 1973 and the deputy director of administrative services of the Northeast Counseling Services, formerly the Hazleton-Nanticoke MH/MR Center, for 22 years until retirement in 1995. Dave was a proud veteran, having served as a sergeant in the artillery of the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mountain Top, and of the Girard College Alumni Association, a 47-year member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club, and a 60-year member of F&AM Lodge 855. He had served as treasurer of the Wyoming Valley Country Club and of the Glen Summit Colony Club. He was past president and member of the board of the Glen Summit Co., and a board member of the Indian Springs Water Co. Dave served as the choir director of the Abbott United Methodist for 20 years and was a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America troop in Parsons. He had been as instructor of judo, fencing and scuba diving at the YMCA, and the JCC for many years. His many interests also included golf, fishing, archery, motorcycling, tennis, skiing, target shooting, bridge and bowling. He enjoyed reading and traveling after retiring and had visited 61 foreign countries and most of the 50 states.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Draper Lippincott; brother-in-law, Andrew Draper Sr. and his wife, Connie, Bethlehem; sister-in-law, “Bonnie” Clare Myers: nephew, Andrew Myers and his wife, Heidi, Etters; nephew, Andrew Draper Jr. and his wife, Dr. Lisa, and their son, Joseph Andrew, Northampton; nephew, David Myers and his daughters, Marley and Mallory, and his son, Mason, Mountain Top; nephew, Todd Draper and his wife, Samantha, and their son, William Andrew, and their daughter, Susan, Houston, Texas; and nephew Paul Draper, Livonia, Mich.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday, December 16 in the Glen Summit Chapel, Lake Road, Glen Summit, with the Rev. JP Bohanan officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the chapel from 10:30 a. m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, at the convenience of the family.
McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
David’s family wishes to thank his doctors and caregivers over the years: Nurse Trish Slusarczyk, Sue Hudick, Kelly Jenkins, Casandra Ketten, Danielle Seiwell and the staff of Oakwood Terrace, Dr. David Owens, and Dr. William Hottenstein, and Dr. Natalia Belikova, Dr. Henry Smith, and Cathy Aulenbach of the VA Medical Center.
Memorial donations may be made to Oakwood Terrace, a nonprofi t memory care community, 400 Gleason Drive, Moosic, PA 18507, or to the charity of one’s choice.