The Rev'd J. Edwin Pippin, D. Min.

October 29, 1938 - January 6, 2010







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.

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. He attended Massanutten Military Academy 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, Dover, DE, Virginia Seminary, Alexandria, VA, and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD.

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, Trappe, MD, St. Paul’s, Vienna, MD, 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. Col.).

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, VA.

Vigil and Visitation will be held on Monday, January 11 in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 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.

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 Galena Funeral Home


Monday January 11, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Galena Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Tuesday January 12, 2010, 11:00 am at Good Shepherd Church



Born: October 29, 1938
Place of Birth: Dover, DE.
Death: January 6, 2010
Place of Death: Elkton, MD.
Occupation: Episcopal Priest

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations can be made 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