Richard J. Lipka, 71, of South Heidelberg Township, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Ann J. (Sanza) Lipka. Born in Pottsville, Mr. Lipka was the son of the late Joseph and Jay (Mazzoli) Lipka. He was employed by Crompton & Knowles as an accountant for 37 years and by the State of Pennsylvania as an accountant for 12 years in retirement. In addition to his wife, Mr. Lipka is survived by his children Scott M. Lipka, husband of Kate E. Lipka (Redmiles) of West Chester; Kim A. Pinkston, wife of Aaron M. Pinkston of West Chester and his grandchildren Garrett, Nicholas, Jax, Damian, Wesley; his sister Dolores Cooney of Boothwyn and several nieces and nephews.
There isn’t a casino Rich didn’t love especially his annual trip to Las Vegas. He enjoyed attending every sporting event for his grandsons finishing each event with a big smile, high five and a five dollar bill. He was an avid sports fan taking his son to Eagles games from an early age. He loved golf and while he was one of the worst golfers, he still passed along the love to his kids.
Celebration of Life Tribute Service will be held at Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3825 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring, Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Amy S. Landis, Certified Celebrant will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive relatives and friends at Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or American Cancer Society 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017 in memory of Mr. Richard J. Lipka. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com
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