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David R. Shipe

Born: Wed., Jan. 31, 1996
Died: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church

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David R. Shipe, 22, of the Slate Lick section of Freeport passed away on Friday, November 9th, 2018 while in the company of family, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights after a hard fought and lengthy battle with cancer. David was born in Pittsburgh on January 31, 1996, a son of Nancy K. (Kulikowski) and Peter E. Shipe, of Slate Lick. David was a 2014 graduate of Freeport Area High School where he was an outstanding student and a member of the soccer and track teams. David was very involved in high school science fairs participating in local, state and national science competitions. He also was selected to participate in the PA Governors School for Science and Technology at CMU in 2013. David is a 2018 Allegheny College graduate in Biology and Environmental Science. David has always been passionate about science particularly natural history, evolution, genetics, ecology, and sustainable agriculture. While at Allegheny College, David’s studies focused on sustainable food production, forest management, bird ecosystems as well as the relations of religions to ecology. David worked as the student manager of the aquaponics center for 3 years. Dave was an avid board game player, enjoyed horseback riding, walks in the woods and sailing. He loved to spend time with his friends and family. David was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. David is also survived by his brothers, Peter Joseph "PJ" Shipe, of Brentwood; Christopher M. Shipe, of Monroeville and his sister, Katherine V. Shipe, of Monroeville. Paternal grandmother, Rosemary O. Shipe of Duquesne and his maternal grandparents Thomas A. & Dorothy A. Kulikowski of Cabot, his best friend, Jennifer Torrence of Brentwood and the loyal yellow lab, Finn. David is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John J. Shipe. Family and friends will be received on Friday, November 16th from 1-3 & 5-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport, PA. Everyone is invited to gather and attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 17th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport, PA with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. A private family burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Allegheny College David R. Shipe, Class of 2018 Scholarship in Environmental Science at http://allegheny.edu/davidshipe

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Tonya Blondeaux
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
So sorry to hear of David's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

David Smiesko
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
To Nancy and her family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of David.
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your son, brother and grandson.
We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

David and Darlene Smiesko

Lynn Nilson and John Young
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
Pete and Nancy,
So sorry to hear of David's passing. Our deepest sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Kaleb Cypher
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
To the Shipe Family:

Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies to everyone. We’ll continue to pray and wish for comfort in this time.

With peace and love

Joyce Greene
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
I am sorry to hear of David's passing. Prayers to Pete, Nancy, PJ, Chris& Katie.and all who knew him.

Kristen Clevenger
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
So very sorry to see this young man has passed. I do not know him or his family but I wanted to send my condolences.

W. J.
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
To the family:
May the God of all comfort ( Psalms 83:18) strengthen the family during this difficult time in your lives. Those who are sleeping in death ( John 11:11) God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences.

Michael J. Oehling, Jr.
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
David worked for us last summer at Natrona Heights Goodwill and he was a good young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shipe family.

-The entire Natrona Heights Goodwill Team

Robert and Karen Crissman
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Nancy and Peter and family, So very sorry to hear about David passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
On behalf of everyone in the YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support) group, we are so sorry to have lost our dear friend, David. He was an inspiration to all and will be remembered for his caring heart, shining smile, and giving soul. We send our most sincere condolences to everyone in the family and also to his best friend, Jennifer.

Kim Smith
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
My deepest condolences to all of David's friends and family. It is apparent that he had a positive impact on so many lives. May you find comfort and peace in remembering all the fond memories that you were able to make with him. Rest in peace, David.

Gregg McQueen
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
To the Entire Shipe Family:

My sincerest condolences for your loss.
May god Bless David!

Gregg McQueen

John and Sheila Tawfik
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
While I didn't have the honor of meeting David in person, I've heard of his great character and wisdom that surpassed his years from Nancy, his mom. From our family to your with our sincerest condolences. May his memory and positive energy lives on with all those he has touched.

John and Sheila Tawfik

Ann Lowrey
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
To the Shipe Family and Friends,

We are so sorry to hear of David's passing. Our thoughts and sympathies to everyone during this difficult time.

Celeste Calabrese
   Posted Wed November 14, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I was David's library teacher at Buffalo Elementary. I remember him as a bright, respectful student. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul Bergbigler
   Posted Thu November 15, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen, Nicholas & Colleen
   Posted Thu November 15, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers have been with David and your family especially for the past few years. David is part of a wonderful family which is exactly the same source of comfort and support that we pray will get you all through this sad time. With all of our love

Kendrick Saunders
   Posted Thu November 15, 2018

Water Color Wreath was sent by -The Seton Hill Men's Basketball Family.

Coach Katherine, The Seton Hill Men's Basketball Family want you to know that we are praying for you and that we are here for you as our sister. David was a blessing to you and your family. Sincerely, Kendrick Saunders, Brad Johnson, Ryan Joyce, Brandon Alston, Trevor Blondin, Milenko Predic, Antony Karabatos, Nick Pinto, Julian Boykins, Jacob Payne, Kealen Coates, Malik McKinney, Marcus Bentley, Nathan Davis and Tommy Sekunda.

Betsy Kemeny
   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
Nancy and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
To the Family. Sorry for your loss. May God soothe your thoughts and feelings with his peace. Philippians 4:6, 7

Martina Haines
   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
Nancy, my deepest condolences to you are your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Rosalia A Fusco
   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
My son had the privilege of being in classes with your son and thought he was a great person. They cooked together often, in a farm to plate class, and saw each other daily because they majored in the same department. My son is quiet, however, your son was one of the few he spoke with. My son dedicated one of his practices today to your son. David deserves all the blessings for living his life so fully until the end.
No words are enough right now, I understand that. I only hope you and your family can find some moments of peace in your days to come. God Bless You.

Gary and Taryn Bayles
   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
Dearest Peter, Nancy, P.J., Christopher, and Katherine,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are a very special family and are all in our prayers.

Bronte Soul
   Posted Sat November 17, 2018
Praying that God's loving embrace will guide you all through this devastating loss. Sending you my heart felt and deepest sympathies.

Dutch Noll
   Posted Sat November 17, 2018
My sincerest condolences Peter to you and your family, my prayers are with you and your family.

Lynn Sasala
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
There are no words to express the sympathy that I feel for you and the loss of your son. Nothing any one says can fill the void. Simply, there are no words.....

Conrad and Mary Weiser
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Pete and Nancy, We just learned of David's passing from social media. We are grieving with you and praying for you and your family.

Mary (Trefelner) Bowser
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Our family is sorry and so saddened for your loss of such an awesome young man. We knew David from school, track and PJAS. I recall how polite and fun he was on a trip to State College for PJAS. Our prayers and comforting thoughts to all of you.

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