Kip Edward Pears Sr., 65, of Hollywood, Md., died Nov. 21, 2017, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends.
Kip was born on June 15, 1952, in Hermitage, the son of Carl and Jean Pears.
He graduated from Mercer High School and attended Penn State University, earning a degree in electronic engineering. He also received a masters in systems management from the University of Southern California. He worked on numerous Department of Defense contracting projects to assist in America's future of defensive operations.
Kip, in his earlier years, took great joy in aviation and was a certified recreation pilot as well as a scuba diver. His biggest passion was always playing golf on any course he could find.
He is survived by his mother Jean Pears Bish; wife Lorena "Jane" Pears and her children, whom he loved as his own: Philip, Christopher, and Angela Silva; his son Kip Edward Pears, Jr. and wife Mandy Pears; his brothers Dale and Doug; sisters Diane and Kathy; his first wife Shamcie Parsa; his grandchildren, Hattie Pears, Mac Owen, Lilly Silva, and Lauren Eyster; and several nieces and nephews.
Kip Pears was preceded in death by his father Carl Pears.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Medstar St. Mary's Hospital Hospice, 44724 Hospice Lane, Callaway, Md., 20620.
Kip E. Sr., 65, of Hollywood, Md.
There will be a family and friends gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (11-30-17) at the Charleston United Methodist Church of Hermitage.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Published on November 24, 2017