Samuel J. Kipp, 54, Fallentimber, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona.
He was born in Altoona, son of Joyce (Rexford) and the late David L. Kipp.
He is survived by his mother; a sister, Sandra Kipp of Carlisle; a brother, Harry Kipp of Juniata; and two nephews: Tyler and Ryan.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: David L. Jr. and George C.
Mr. Kipp retired from the Altoona Area School District as an elementary teacher at Wright School.
He was a 1977 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 1981 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in elementary education.
He loved Civil War history, Penn State football, nature and his dog and cat.
To honor Sam's wishes, there will be no viewing. Friends will be received from 10 till the 11 a.m. memorial service on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Wehnwood United Methodist Church, the Rev. Evelyn Madison officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In memory of Sam, donations may be given to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602; or to Wehnwood United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona.