George "Butch" E. Lippert, 72 of Franklin Township died Friday, April 22, 2016 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh on September 20, 1943, Butch was the son of the late George and Rose Gardell Lippert. Butch is survived by his wife, the former Lynn E. Lauten whom he married on September 4, 1999. Butch retired from PennDOT in 2005 as a purchasing agent. He was Catholic by faith. Butch was a former commissioner and coach for the Lil Angels Softball League of Ellwood City and the former coach of the Eagle Physical Therapy Travel team and several other travel teams over the years. He enjoyed going on cruises with his wife but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family. Besides his wife Lynn he is survived by 2 step-daughters that he considered his own, Tammi Schmalenberger of Ellwood City and Pamela Schmalenberger of Fombell, a daughter, Kelly Kearns of Irwin, PA a brother, Francis Lippert of West Mifflin, PA and a grandchild. Besides his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Christine. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Monday, April 25th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A Blessing Service will be offered at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Contributions can be made in Butch's name to Miracle League of Southwest PA, P.O. Box 1519, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 or Butler Co. Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053.
Burt and Janet
He was a very special man and will be missed.
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