Wilfred (Bill) E. Hipkiss
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 2, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Irvington, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 10, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Deal Island, Maryland, United States
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever" Psalm 23

Wilfred E. Hipkiss, 83, of Deal Island, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at his home. Born in Irvington, New Jersey on April 2, 1931, he was the son of the late Samuel Ernest and Rosina Godwin Hipkiss. He retired from Unisys Corp. serving as a Managing Director.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where he formerly served as Treasurer; a member of the Deal Island, Chance Lion’s Club; a member of the Gideons International, and active in the Skipjack Heritage Inc.  He was a Sargeant in the U. S. Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Avon Hipkiss, his children Michael D. Hipkiss, Catherine A. Macartney and her husband Richard, and William E. Hipkiss. Also surviving are his daughter In-Law Carrie E. Hipkiss, his grandchildren, Jennifer A. Scheibe and her husband Michael, Lindsay A. Macartney, Benjamin W. Hipkiss, and Logan R. Hipkiss. His is also survived by a sister Dorothy Pentola of Glen Cove, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

Bill lived a full life and was always welcoming and accomodating to friends, family and even strangers.  He was witty, brilliant and giving.  He had a generaous and kind spirit and was beloved by many.

A Funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Wenona. Friends may call from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Interment will follow the service in the Church Cemetery. Rev. David Webster will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilfred’s memory can be made to St. Paul’s Church
c/o Leah Webster, 10140 Deal Island Road, Deal  Island, MD, 21821 ( or  
Skipjack Heritage Inc. (
PO Box 158, Deal Island, MD, 21821 . 
Both organizations were near and dear to his heart.

Wilfred's family would love to hear your stories about him.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Susan Kleese on 2nd April 2015

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!  We miss you so much..  Taking care of Mom, you'd be proud how far she's come... then again, you know!
All our LOVE!  ~Your Son, Michael, Susan, Sarah and Kyle.  Ky says
Miss you so much Grandpa... this is really hard."

This tribute was added by Brenda Benton on 16th November 2014

"Joan and Bill are two very sweet people, and a wonderful addition to the community of Deal Island.  Bill will be greatly missed.  You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.
Gerald and Brenda Benton"

This tribute was added by LORI PAYNE on 14th November 2014

"Sue I am so sorry for your families loss at this difficult time.. I know Kyle
is sadden by his passing.Mike's father must have been a very nice man to have so many love him...Sending a prayer for the grief of the whole family....He will be sorely missed..With Love The Payne Family Lyn, Gary Sr. Lori and Colin"

This tribute was added by Susan Kleese on 14th November 2014

"When I met Mikes parents they insisted I call them Mom and Dad, looking back, I'm not surprised..   Wow, 10 years ago. In that time, my own father having passed, "Dad" was a kind and good man and treated me as one of his own.  His family was his greatest treasure.  He was such a good and loving soul that he fast became my sons only "Grandfather" and Kyle is devastated by our loss...but Dad isn't really gone, he is just away and take comfort in that he sees and knows all of our hearts, and  and surely looks down on us with a smile to be celebrated.
With much love ~ The Kleese Family"

This tribute was added by Earl Willette on 13th November 2014

"So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful father-in-law to our daughter Carrie and grandpa to our grandson's Ben and Logan.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jan & Earl Willette"

This tribute was added by Carrie Hipkiss on 13th November 2014

"As I woke up this autumn day
I will miss a great man from Chesapeake Bay
He gave to all of us sunshine... a beautiful ray
All great things come to an end they say
As a tear rolls down my cheek
Blessed are the meek
For it is God we all seek

Love you dad Hipkiss"

This tribute was added by Bill Sailer on 13th November 2014

"Joan, Bill was always a good friend, lion, and a great help. He worshipped the floor you walked on, and I am sure the two of you will be reunited above . May the Lord give you peace and healing, love, Bill"

This tribute was added by babe hulton on 12th November 2014

"Cathy and family,
  I will remember your dad with a smile, we shared a Thanksgiving dinner the last time i saw him. I know you will miss him but remember he is at peace with God and no longer suffering ! You will all continue to be in my prayers.
Love, Babe (mom )"

This tribute was added by cindy luviano on 12th November 2014

"Mom, Cathy, Mike and Billy,
My heart is heavy with the passing of Dad ! He was so very special, a second father to me since our all moving to Bucks County at the same time, many years ago. I will cherish forever my memories with Dad. I pray for peace for you all knowing he is in God's hands, pain free, and waiting to see us all again. Rest in Peace Dad, God's Speed !!
Love, Cindy"

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Jennifer Scheibe


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