Robert A. Lippert, 76, of Norwalk died Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.
He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Norwalk, son of the late Eldon O. and Rose (Reineck) Lippert and was a lifelong area resident. Bob was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and was a 1952 graduate of St. Paul High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired in 1998 after 35 years with Clevite (Tenneco) Inc. of Milan. Bob was a volunteer fireman for the Norwalk Fire Department for 25 years, was a sports announcer for W.L.K.R. Radio for many years and was a courier for Kasper Chevrolet of Norwalk.
He was a selfless supporter of St. Paul Schools where he had been a study hall monitor and scoreboard operator for many years and had coached for more than 40 years. Bob was a member of the St. Paul High School Hall of Fame Committee. Bob was a 57-year-member of the Norwalk Eagles Club, was an associate member of Firelands Post 2743 VFW, and was a former board member of the Sycamore View Condominium Association. He was an avid sports fan and was a former Little League coach for Lefty Grove Baseball in Norwalk. Bob enjoyed Tuesday night card games at the Eagles Club, playing in men's softball leagues, and later umpiring softball league games. Bob enjoyed professional, college and high school sports and especially Cleveland Indians baseball. He and his wife Mary enjoyed going to spring training while the Tribe was in Arizona and Florida. One of Bob's special joys was attending and supporting his kids' and grandkids' sporting and school activities and seldom missed an event.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary J. (Timman) Lippert of Norwalk; his son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Jeanne Lippert of Huron; and by his daughters, Sharon E. Locke of Norwalk and Joan M. McCoy of Milan. He was the proud grandfather of Elizabeth Oney, Joshua Meyer, Adam Meyer, Cody and Ty McCoy, Allyson Lippert, Samantha Lippert and Sophia Lippert and great grandfather of Hailee Oney and Brady Singer. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Lippert of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene C. and Donald J. Lippert.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where prayer services will be at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St. Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Firelands Post 2743 VFW and Ken Bur Bell Post 41 American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or to the St. Paul Athletic Department.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.