Joseph D. Gipe, 76


Joseph D. Gipe, 76, of Millsboro, formerly of Delaware County, Pa., died on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was an automobile mechanic.

Gipe was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 28.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mafalda F. Gipe; a son, Joseph D. Gipe Jr.; three grandchildren, Brian Gipe, Erin Harris and Austin Gipe; and a great grandchild, Dailyn Harris.

A Memorial Mass was scheduled for Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Rt. 24 in Millsboro. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., Millsboro with interment at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.