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1943 - 2016

Joseph L. Sippe, M.D. (OPH 1973)

Sippe, Joseph Lawrence, 73, born in Charleston, WV, passed away on June 7, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on February 20, 1943 to the late Joseph and Thelma Sippe. He attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate degree, and then The Medical College of Virginia for his Medical Degree. Larry worked as an Ophthalmologist for 30+ years. He enjoyed hiking, biking, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his loving spouse, Nancy Sippe. As well as 6 children; Laura Kagan with her spouse Andrew and daughter Hannah; David Sippe with his spouse Liza and their children Jackson and Annie; Mark Sippe and his son Larson; Jeremy Rice with his spouse Donielle and their son Jacob; Angie McConnell with her husband Michael and their children Anjalyna, Hannah, and Mikey; and Lindsay Armstrong with her husband Derek and their children Dyson and Lain. Finally his sibling, Mary Jo Gustafson with her husband Richard; and many more loving family and friends. Memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, June 11, 2016, The Legacy Community Church, 21725 N. 20th Ave. #103, Phoenix, AZ 85027 with Pastor Jerry Bowling officiating. Contributions are suggested to Foundation for Blind Children, http://www.seeitourway.org/jlsippe/

Published in The Arizona Republic from June 9 to June 11, 2016