OBITUARY

Alfred Pippa

January 18, 1921January 29, 2021
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Alfred Peter Pippa passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on January 29, 2021. Born in the Bronx, New York, on January 18, 1921, he had recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

Fred proudly served his country during WWII. He married his sweetheart, Jean Bertolini, while on leave after basic training, on December 26, 1943. They enjoyed 77 very happy years together, raising a family of four children after they'd settled in the Bronx and later in Yonkers.

The recipient of a Purple Heart Medal, Fred was first stationed in the tropics of New Guinea. He was later transferred to the 105th Artillery in Mindanao in the Philippines. While his company was laying down rolls of cable wire across the jungle to help maintain US Army radio communications, Fred was wounded by enemy gunfire. After recovering, he was next stationed in Japan to assist with the occupation and reconstruction of that country upon their surrender.

Fred loved to entertain family and friends with his wonderful, and often very funny, stories. Before enjoying a long retirement, he worked as a salesman for a wholesale toy company. He and Jean moved to Croton-on-Hudson, NY, in 2010 to be closer to their children. Fred was a loving, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, to whom family meant everything.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean Pippa, his children, Stephen (Rosalie), Pamela (Joseph) Pieroni, Gregory (Catherine), and Gary (Sandra); his grandchildren, Stephen, Jr., Paul, Eric Blank, Sienna, Thomas, Victoria, and Tristan, and his great-grandchildren, Vincent and Anthony.

A short service at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, on the morning of February 3rd, will be held for immediate family only in light of Covid-19 restrictions. Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Fred's memory can make a donation in his memory to The American Diabetes Association.

Services

  • Visitation Please Adhere to NYS DOH Social Distancing Guidelines

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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Stephen Pippa jr

February 2, 2021

Pam Pieroni

February 2, 2021

Stephen Alfred Pippa Jr Pippa Jr

February 1, 2021

My Grandfather filled my life with more than I could ever be able to mention. But to list a few here goes. I was the luckiest kid to be able to grow up under the same roof with him in our Yonkers home. I had the guidance of two great Fathers at once. I will never forget that he gave me my first lunchbox as I was about to begin grade school. It was the metal Welcome Back Carter one with the thermos. He played Football with my brother and I but I think he threw the ball better to him because he was younger. JK. I also fondly remember him telling scary stories to us on the porch on a rainy night. It was great spending time with him in the garage ripping off the book covers for his business. For that we always were given a toy when we were done. All the trips to the local pool in his brown station wagon for us to enjoy a great summer. Also picked us up after as well.
He invented our childhood wiffle ball games such as Pinella and Ballentine Blast! To sum it all up I just want to say THANK YOU.

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