George E. Sipala of Chadds Ford

George E. Sipala, 90, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at his home on Monday, Feb. 10. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Murray Sipala.

George E. Sipala

Born 1929 in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Frank Sipala and the late Mary Lamonica Sipala.

After graduating from Brown Vocational High School, George continued his education at Goldey Beacon Business School and later Mt. Vernon Law School.

George also proudly served our country as a member of the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, at which point he was transferred to the Army Reserve.

Throughout his lifetime, George worked as a code enforcement officer for Elsmere, was the town manager for Newark and then went on to own his own business as a real estate broker.

George had a passion for collecting antiques, attending auctions, and entertaining with his wife, Helen. He enjoyed following foxhunts and spending time with his wonderful friends of the Radnor Hunt Club. For 20 years, the Sipala family entered the Fourth of July Parade in Rock Hall, Md., where they never failed to bring home a prize. George had a fantastic sense of humor and always had a prank or joke to share. Coupled with his sense of humor was a generous heart. When George was working as a broker and began to work with builders in selling new homes, he often gave up his commission so that a family could afford to purchase a home from him. George's kind, witty, and loving personality will truly be missed by all.

In addition to his wife, Helen, George is survived by five children, Linda DeCecchis of Kelton, Del., Arthur Sipala of Coatesville, Richard Sipala of Longwood, Susan Drumheller of Rock Hall, Md. and Carol Sipala of West Grove; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

George was predeceased by his five siblings, Jenny, Mary, Lucy, Frank and Joe.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Penn Oaks Golf Club, 150 Penn Oaks Dr, West Chester, PA 19382.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Brandywine River Museum, mailing address, Suzanne Regnier, Director of Development, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, P.O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

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