The Rev’d James Edwin Pippin, D. Min., age 71 of Earleville, MD
died peacefully at Union
Hospital, Elkton, MD, surrounded by his family on January 6, 2010.
118 W. Cross St. Galena, MD.
The Vigil will begin promptly at
6:30 pm with a memorial service by the members of the Jason D.
DeMileo U.S. Marine Corps League Detachment, Centreville, MD
followed by vigil prayers led by the Rev’d Henry N.F. Minich, visitation
from 7 - 9 pm.
Father Pippin was born
October 29, 1938 in Dover,
DE, to William Edwin Pippin and Mary Pryor Pippin
Phillips and grew up in Millington, MD.
in Woodstock, VA
and graduated from Galena High School
in Galena, MD. He joined the USMC attaining the rank of Sergeant. Later he became Asst. Manager of Howard Furniture
Store in Dover, DE.
He was a graduate of Wesley College,
Virginia Seminary, Alexandria, VA, and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from St.
Mary’s Seminary and University in
Father Pippin was
ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons and to the Sacred Order of
Priests in 1972. He served as rector of St. Paul’s,
MD, St. Paul’s,
Choptank Parish, Cambridge,
MD, All Saints’ Church, Florence, SC, and St. Anne’s Parish, Scottsville, VA.
Father Pippin retired
from active service in 2004 and moved back to his beloved eastern
shore of Maryland serving as part time Priest-in-Charge of St. Augustine Parish, Chesapeake City, MD.
Father Pippin was
President of the Standing Committee in the Diocese of Easton and
Chairman of the Finance Committee in the Diocese of VA. He served as
State Police Chaplain
with Barracks 1 Easton, MD for nine years. He was appointed to the
State Human Relations Committee of Maryland by Governor Harry
Hughes. He served as Chairman of the Board of York Place, York, SC,
and as military chaplain of the State
Guard of SC and the VA defense Force retiring as Chaplain (Lt.
Father Pippin is survived
by his wife of 53 years, Elsie Thompson Pippin; daughter Gloria
Pippin (John) Turner; son Edwin Oliver (Priscilla) Pippin all of
Florence, SC; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren,
brother David W. (Kathy)
Pippin of Frederica, DE; sisters, Kathryn
(Jack) Faulkner of Tallahassee, FL, and Connie Pippin Price of
Georgetown, MD, and a step brother William (Lesley) Lowman of Onley,
Vigil and Visitation will
be held on Monday, January 11 in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen
Funeral Mass will be held at
Good Shepherd Church, 310 George St., Chesapeake, City, MD, on
Tuesday, January 12
at 11am. Interment in Odd Fellows
Cemetery, Smyrna, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to St. Augustine
Parish, P.O. Box 487,
Chesapeake City, MD.
21915 or the Wounded Warriors Project, #10 G Street NE, Suite 580,
Washington, D.C. 20022
Monday January 11, 2010, 6:30pm at
Monday January 11, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 11:00 am at
Good Shepherd Church