David R. Pippin died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in Gilroy. He was
David R. Pippin died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in Gilroy. He was 78.
Born in Ridgely, Md., he lived in Hollister for nearly 40 years and just recently moved to Gilroy in 2003. He graduated from Washington College in Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in science.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hollister, San Benito Masonic Lodge No. 211 in Hollister, where he was a past master and a member since 1977.
He also served his country honorably during WWII in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Pippin of Gilroy; children, Linda Zakia of Key West, Fla.; Gary Hansen of Saratoga and Denise Conatti of Gilroy; sister, Evengelina Kovsu of Greensboro, Md.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was especially close to his granddaughter, Samantha Fowler of Hollister.
Mr. Pippin was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen Pippin, who died in 1992.
Memorial services will be held at 4pm Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home in Hollister.
The San Benito Masonic Lodge No. 211 will perform the Masonic Ritual. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Donations are preferred to a charity of choice in memory of Mr. Pippin.