05/22/11 — JAMES "SAM" A. HIPPO

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Dec. 18, 1962-May 20, 2011

NEWPORT -- James "Sam" A. Hippo, 48, of Newport, died May 20, 2011, at the residence of his sister in Pikeville.

Memorial services will be today at 4 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Nelson R. Rollins officiating.

Mr. Hippo was born Dec. 18, 1962, in Altoona, Pa., to Robert L. and Martha Yohn Hippo. He graduated from Altoona Area High School, class of 1981. He worked as a carpenter in the construction industry for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Marie Fodrie Hippo of Newport; daughters, Jessica Lawton and husband, Daniel, of Dothan, Ala., and Lacey Fields of Westfield, N.Y.; son, Shawn Fields of Westfield, N.Y.; mother, Martha Yohn Hippo of Altoona, Pa.; sisters, Cathy Aukerman and husband, Larry, of Centre Hall, Pa., Janet Eikenberger and husband, Robert, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Abby Rollins and husband, Nelson, of Pikeville; brothers, Pat Hippo of State College, Pa., Michael Hippo and wife, Jennifer, of Altoona, Pa.; grandchildren, Ruth, Sarah and Beniah Lawton.

His father, Robert L. Hippo, his brother, Robert McCauley, and his sister, Juanita Nagoette, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Morehead City.


Published in Obituaries on May 22, 2011 12:47 AM