Richard L. Cipranic, 77, of Burgettstown; Hanover Twp., passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday evening, July 12, 2023.
He was born on November 18, 1945 in Washington the son of the late Louis Cipranic, Jr. and Helen Babyak Cipranic.
A 1963 graduate of the Union High School in Burgettstown, he retired after 23 years from Langeloth Metallurgical Company.
He honorably served in the United States Army from September 1966-August 1975 as a Sergeant during the Vietnam Conflict in Germany where he met his wife.
Rick was a member of the Burgettstown Italian Club where he played bocci and the Atlasburg VFW. He enjoyed going to car cruises with the Burgettstown Area Cruisers in his 1941 Plymouth, 1956 Ford and his 1980 Z28 Camero. He also enjoyed meeting his friends at T’s Locker Room.
His wife, Monika R. Stefan Cipranic who he married on October 3, 1969 in Germany while serving in the Army, preceded him in death on August 27, 2009
Surviving are his three children Ricky Cipranic of Joffre, Brian Cipranic of Hanover Twp., and Bianca Coble and husband Brad of Green Tree; four grandchildren Storie, Sonny and Lilly Jo Cipranic and Camden Coble; his sister-in-law Marilyn Cipranic of Burgettstown; niece Andrea Donatucci and husband Frank; and his great nieces Gabriella and Gianna Donatucci.
Deceased in addition to his parents and wife are his twin brother Gerald Cipranic and a nephew Brian Cipranic.
Family and friends will be received from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday July 16, 2023 in Slater Funeral & Cremation Services of BURGETTSTOWN, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday July 17, 2023. He will be laid to rest with full military honors beside his wife in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.
Those wishing to remember Mr. Cipranic in a special way can make a memorial donation in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org