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Robert Lipsky Jr., 68 – Received 40-Year Member Award at Yorkville Hose Co.

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Robert Francis Lipsky, Jr., 68, of Pottsville passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill East.

Born in Pottsville, May 21, 1951, he was the son of Elizabeth (Reed) Lipsky and the late Robert Francis Lipsky, Sr.

He was a member of Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C.C., Cressona where he served as worship leader and leadership team chairman, and a former member of St. Patricks RC Church, Pottsville. He was also a lifetime member of Yorkville Hose Co., Pottsville, recently receiving his 40-year member award, and Cressona Fire Company No. 1, Cressona.

Robert was a Pottsville Area High School graduate, class of 1969. He was a Bucks County Community College Fire School Instructor and also worked at Schuylkill Technology Center. He was previously employed with The Republican-Herald, KME, and Yale Electric. He enjoyed woodworking.

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In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his late wife, Janice (Sinton) Lipsky and brother-in-law, Joseph Rehnert.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Jean (Wilt) Lipsky, married August 15, 2015; daughter, Laurie Ann Chappell wife of Harry; son, Robert F. Lipsky III; four step-children; sister, Carol Ann Rehnert; mother-in-law, Beverly Durand; sister-in-law, Jackie Lewis fiancee of Kelly Brown; nieces, great-nieces and a great-nephew.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C.C., 102 Front St, Cressona. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Yorkville Hose Company PO BOX 1222 Pottsville, PA 17901 or Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C.C. Bell Tower Fund 102 Front St, Cressona 17929.

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