“You don’t find many like him”
Vic Hippler was reunited with his parents, Victor S and Mary Jane (Gartland); sisters: LaRue Bulloch and Dona Mae Trenkle on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh surrounded by the presence and love of his family. Vic was born December 27, 1935 in Johnstown and he graduated from Johnstown High School in 1954. His strong work ethic guided him in many occupations in construction, Bethlehem Steel, proudly serving his country in the United States Army, and retiring from Conemaugh and Blacklick Railroad. In March 1956, he began courting Dolores “Dolly” (Lux), his wife of 57 years, with a drink of Lemon Blennd at the Westmont Dairy Dell. They were married April 23, 1960.

Vic and Dolly welcomed three children: Victor J. “Joe” (Tina) of Trafford Pa, Dorinda Marie Hippler of Smock Pa, and Denise Michele Frye (Jeffrey Aaron “his favorite son-in-law”) and Brando-Boy of Wexford Pa; grandchildren Shannon Mihalacki (Stephen), Ashley Hippler (Justin), Samantha Ciesa (Chris), all daughters of Terri Hippler, Quinn Horter (Lewis), and Matthew Hippler; great-grandchildren, “His Commandos” Jack, Abigail, Benjamin, and Grace Mihalacki; and sisters Kathryn Mooney (Jack) and Mary Jane Roach of Florida, and Jacqueline/Jackie “Plute” Phillips (Jim “the winner of the bet”) of Windber. Vic enjoyed designing and decorating various themes for his golf cart which he would drive around his Whispering Pines community accompanied by his ever-present Italian Greyhound, Bambi. Vic loved to “run errands”, cut grass and blow snow, usually for hours as he would not only tend to his own yard or driveway but also those of his neighbors. “The most loyal son, brother, husband, father, and Pap”. Friends will be received from 2-8 PM Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, where a vigil service will be held at 2 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM at St. Peter’s Church, Pastor Daniel O’Neill celebrant. Military Rites accorded by the Somerset County Honor Guard. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Peters Catholic church, Somerset Pa.

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6 Responses to HIPPLER

  1. Lizzie says:

    Always a friendly and kind man. I’ll remember his smile and his warmth. Rest In Peace, Uncle Vic. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make the funeral. Love and hugs to Aunt Dolly and the whole family.

  2. Chuck Gruendl says:

    Not knowing Mr. Hippler, I’m sure he was a good person.
    Working with his son Vic tells me so. (“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”)
    My condolences to Vic and his family.
    Good bless you and your family.

  3. Kathryn (Kay) Mooney says:

    Your physical being is gone, but you will forever be in our hearts. You don’t find many sons like you, but you sure don’t find many brothers like you either. I never heard an unkind word about anyone come from your lips. You and Dolly opened your home and your hearts when mom needed caring. She will once again embrace her loving son with open arms as he enters the Kingdom of Heaven. Rest in peace dear brother.

  4. Mike Seganos says:

    Vic, Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Condolences to you and your family!

  5. David Kelly says:

    Dear Dorinda, Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad.

  6. Kristen schwetschenau says:

    Sorry I could not be there but know that I have been thinking about you all and have been wearing red!

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