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Richard F. “Dick” Lipnichan

Richard F. “Dick” Lipnichan, 88, of Bruin, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, while in the company of his loving wife, late Tuesday evening, January 9, 2023.

Richard was born in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, on November 11, 1935. He was the son of the late Stephen A. and Theresa Matis Lipnichan. He was a graduate of Bruin High School, had attended classes at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a Reservist in the United States Army. Mr. Lipnichan was self-employed for many years, operating the ESSO Station at “The Point” in Butler. He was also in partnership with his brother Bob, operating a Winky’s Hamburgers in Butler, as well as R and R Gun Shop near Chicora.

Dick enjoyed hunting, family farming, reading, woodworking, and puzzles, and most especially looked forward to the company of family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Paytas Lipnichan, whom he married at Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church on the North Side in Pittsburgh on January 18, 1966. Dick is additionally survived by two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law.

I n addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Richard T. Lipnichan, who passed away on May 16, 2004, as well as five brothers, and five sisters.

A private funeral mass will be celebrated at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Chicora, with Rev. Matt McClain, pastor of St. Clare Parish, officiating. The interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park.

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