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Obituary: Gerald A. 'Gippster' Gipp

Fri, Mar 1st 2024 10:50 am

Jan. 2, 1963-Feb. 25, 2024

Gerald A. “Gippster” Gipp, age 61, of Lewiston, died Feb. 25, 2024. Gerry was a son of the late Arthur and Joan Gipp. He lived his entire life in Lewiston, graduating from Lewiston-Porter High School in 1981. He went on to earn an AOS from Alfred State College in 1983.

Known as “Gippster,” he owned and operated Gippster’s Collision on Balmer Road in Youngstown for many years, beginning in 1991. His interest in cars extended to classic and customized models, which he could be seen driving in Lewiston and Youngstown. He was a fan of stock car racing at Ransomville Speedway where he, at one time, sponsored the 4-cylinder class, worked on a pit crew, and eventually drove a car.

Gerry was a member of the Lower Niagara Moose and a long-time member of the 3-F Club. He was a past vice president of the 3-F’s board of directors. He had a lifelong interest in hunting and particularly in fishing, often on Lake Ontario and occasionally in Costa Rica.

Gerry was always kind to senior citizens and to animals. He was a cat-person convert and leaves behind Paco, Corky and Tito, who will miss his lap to sit on.

Gerry is survived by his wife, Sue A. Brade, who will forever cherish the time they had together. There is not a dating site on the internet that would ever have matched them together, yet they were happily married for more than 21 years.

Also left to remember Gippster’s antics and mourn his passing are the best friends a guy could ever have. There are simply too many of you to list here.

Memories will be shared at a “Celebration of Gerry’s Life” from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Dickersonville Cemetery on Ridge Road in Lewiston.

Online condolences may be left at www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com.

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