Albert Ernest Hipkins


Albert Ernest Hipkins, 92, died peacefully in his home Saturday evening, April 20, 2019, with his beloved wife Nancy, family and caregiver assistance at his side.
Albert was born and raised in South Pymatuning, a son of the late Ray and Ruby (Bernard) Hipkins.
On Aug. 9, 1947, he married the love of his life, Nancy Hover, and they have been inseparable for more than 70 years.
He was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage.
Albert worked and repaired farm machinery at Sunny Arners in Orangeville, Ohio, prior to his employment at Packard Electric Division of General Motors in Warren, Ohio, from which he retired in 1990.
He was an active member of the Wagon Wheels RV trailer club and loved to travel and camp with his wife and friends after retirement. Albert enjoyed tinkering in the garage and would spend the winter months in Zephyrhills, Fla., where he enjoyed doing puzzles, making yard crafts and the warm weather. Albert looked forward to spending time with his family, going for a car ride to get ice cream and was always up for a picnic, reunion or gathering of friends. He was extremely proud of his family, and his grandchildren were the light of his life. He will be missed by those who called him dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and friend.
In addition to his loving wife, he leaves behind a son, Larry Hipkins, Leesburg, Fla.; a daughter, Patti Lapikas and her husband, Jim, of Sharpsville; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to John, Albert's long-time neighbor and companion.
Preceding him in death, besides his parents, are a sister, Viola (Maxine) Hasenplug, and daughter-in-law, Candace (Candy) Bischof Hipkins.
Anyone wishing to express their sympathy may do so by making memorial contributions to Hickory United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice.
The family would also like to thank the staff at Visiting Angels of Sharon and Golden Caregivers of Sharpsville and offer special thanks to the caregivers for their compassion, friendship and skilled assistance, as well as Heartland Hospice for making Albert's final days comfortable and peaceful.

Albert Ernest, 92, of South Pymatuning.
Calling hours: From 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (4-26-19) and 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday (4-27-19) at JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign guestbook at
Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (4-27-19) in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Frank Hodge officiating.
Published on April 23, 2019
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3 posts

Amy Kerchansky
Apr 26, 2019
Sending the family my heartfelt sympathies. Uncle Albert was such a sweet man ! Great memories at their house for picnics and family reunions...
Aunt Nancy was so blessed to have him for so many years !
Love you
Lois Rust-Simons
Apr 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss, its been years since I've seen Albert for we still had the farm down the road from his dad Ray and across the lake from Maxine and Dale. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this time. (my mom and dad were Oscar and Ruth Rust if your trying to figure it out)
Gwen and Fred Pringle
Apr 23, 2019
Dear Nancy we are very, very sorry to hear about the passing of Al. You and your family have our sympathy and prayers. You were great friends and we had many good times with you both. I'm glad I got to talk to Al a couple of weeks ago. He was a good man, and he did a great job for me at Packard, being a outstanding machine repairman. Once again very sorry for your loss.