Gary R. Piper

March 22, 2016

Piper, Gary Obituary

Gary R. Piper, 74, of Shade Gap, PA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 30, 1941 at Huntingdon, PA, he was a son of the late Jay & Margaret (Sipes) Piper. He was married to the former Virginia “Jenny” Unger on December 12, 1960 at Hagerstown, MD. Mrs. Piper survives at their home.
    
Also surviving are two children, Cindy Jones and husband Tim of Neelyton, PA and Ronnie Piper and wife Denee of RD, Blairs Mills, PA, two grandchildren, Nicki Wilson and husband John and Jesse Piper and three great grandchildren, Makya Piper, Emma Wilson and Brenna Wilson. Mr. Piper is also survived by three siblings, Robert Piper, Sr. of Shade Gap, PA, Wayne Piper of Karthus, PA and Wanieta Johnson of Shippensburg, PA and a number of nieces and nephews. Two children, Rhonda and Timothy, died in infancy.
    
Mr. Piper was a member of Valley Point Church of the Brethren, Blacklog Valley Road, Orbisonia, PA and also attended St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Shade Gap, PA. He was a graduate of Orbisonia High School in the Class of 1959.
    
He retired from DeRose Industries, Chambersburg, PA as a carpenter.
    
Mr. Piper was an avid hunter who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed family vacations and was very fond of his cat Punky.
    
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 11691 Circle St., Shade Gap, PA with Rev. Joel Snyder officiating. Interment will be made at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, RD, Shade Gap, PA. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
    
Memorial contributions may be made to Ricky’s Wheels, 10321 Sugar Grove Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 9492 William Penn Highway, Suite 1, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
    
Arrangements are under the direction of the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.




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March 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.

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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

11691 Circle Street
Shade Gap, PA 17255
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March 26, 2016
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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

11691 Circle Street
Shade Gap, PA 17255
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March 26, 2016

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Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Shade Gap, PA 17255


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