James Robert LiptowJames Robert Liptow

James (Jim) Robert Liptow, age 87, passed away at Brookdale Palmer Park on December 4, 2018. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 21 years, and was a former resident of Burkburnett, TX, Meadville and Ford City, PA. He worked at PPG Industries as a supervisor for 44 years before his retirement in 1993.

Jim was born on January 31, 1931 to Joseph Liptow and Phyllis (Dean) Liptow in Ford City, PA. On July 16, 1952, he married Patricia Joanne (Bouch) Liptow in Ford City, PA.

Jim enjoyed playing golf and woodworking. He was a member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church, where he was active in the church choir and Knights of Columbus. He attended Ford City High School, graduating in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Korean War.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Patricia Liptow; his brother, Jerome Liptow (Cleveland, OH); his children: Tami (Liptow) Kephart (Colorado Springs), Timothy Liptow (Burkburnett, TX), and Scott Liptow (Prescott Valley, AZ); his grandchildren: James Liptow, Nicklaus Kephart, Jessica (Liptow) Romero, Ashley (Liptow) Dunn, Alex Kephart, and Amy (Liptow) Hall; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother; and 2 sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 2PM on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of True Love. A reception will be held following the service and entombment at the Kephart family home.

Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to Brookdale Hospice, 7222 Commerce Center Dr #140, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

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