Alfred C. Kipke AT&T retiree

December 01, 1993

Alfred C. Kipke, a retired telephone company employee, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Towson where he had lived for 36 years. He was 65.

He retired in 1990 after 43 years with American Telephone & Telegraph Co., where he was a telephone installer.

Born in East Baltimore, Mr. Kipke was reared in Catonsville and attended St. Joseph Monastery. He was a 1947 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, where he was a center on the football team and was named the team's Unsung Hero during his senior year. After graduation, he began his career with AT&T. His employment was interrupted by two years in the Army, where he was a military policeman. He rejoined the phone company in 1950.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville, with interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kipke is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Eda Comotto; a son, Steven R. Kipe of Parkville; two daughters, Patrice Rhodey of Fallston and Mary Beth Brown of Parkville; two brothers, Richard Kipke of Marriottsville and Gus Kipke of Linthicum; four sisters, Teresa Weber of Woodstock, Paula Kipke of Catonsville, Celie Ottey of Arnold and Marie Feulner of Catonsville; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Union Memorial Hospice, 201 E. University Parkway, Baltimore 21218.

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