Edward F. Lipka, 88

E dward F. Lipka, 88, formerly of Champlain Avenue, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2010, at the Indian River Rehabilitation Center in Granville following a long illness.
Born on March 26, 1922, in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Anton and Mary (Chuckta) Lipka.
He attended the Brick Church School in Whitehall.
Edward was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, enlisting on Nov. 20, 1942, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 9, 1945. He was a veteran of Timberwolf Division 104, being stationed in northern France, Rhineland and central Europe. He received the American Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He was also a longtime member of the American Legion, Post 83 of Whitehall.
Edward retired from General Electric Co. in Hudson Falls.
He married Eleanor Levett on Nov. 2, 1947, in the First Presbyterian Church in Whitehall. She passed away on Dec. 19, 2001.
Besides his wife and parents, he is predeceased by three brothers, Steve Lipka, Chet Lipka, and Joe Lipka, and one sister, Stella Lipka
He is survived by one daughter, Linda Bessette and her husband, Terry, of Whitehall; one son, Frank Lipka and his wife, Barbara, of Whitehall; one sister, Helen Galloway of Granville; one brother-in-law, Lyman Levett of Coxsackie; one sister-in-law, Clara Lipka of Whitehall; two grandchildren, Justin Bessette and his companion, Keegan Brazzale, and Bradley Besssette; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services were conducted on Tuesday, June 22, at Greenmount Cemetery with full military honors, conducted by the American Legion Post 83 of Whitehall.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all of the caring nurses, aides, patients and all staff members especially A-Wing at Indian River Nursing Home for all the care, compassion and friendship they showed him through the years.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Edward’s name to the Indian River Nursing Homes, Activity Department, 17 Madison St., Granville, N.Y. 12832.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, N.Y.

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