Roy D. Pippen Jr., 70, bank vice president

November 25, 1999|By Jacques Kelly | Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF

Roy DeForges Pippen Jr., a retired vice president of the old First National Bank, died Sunday of complications from a fall and polycythemia, a blood disease, at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was 70 and a lifelong resident of Linthicum Heights.

He retired five years ago as a vice president for trust investments from the bank, now called AllFirst.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Linthicum Heights on South Hammonds Ferry Road, he was a 1948 graduate of St. Paul's School.

He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Washington College in 1957. He played lacrosse there and was on the 1954 championship team, which was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Active in neighborhood civic affairs, he was secretary of the Community Fire Company of Linthicum Heights for the past 49 years. He also compiled a history of the volunteer organization.

He was a past president of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.

"He hosted many of our concerts as if it were his own party," said Eloise Vaughan, a friend and neighbor. "He was a wonderful speaker, and his sense of humor kept everyone involved."

He was formerly a member of the Merchants Club. He collected jazz records, antique toys and antique car literature.

In 1958, he married Treeva Wishart, a volunteer social worker, who survives him.

He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, Linthicum Heights, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

He is also survived by two sons, Eric W. Pippen of Salisbury and Jason W. Pippen of Linthicum Heights; and a sister, Elise Godwin of Towson.

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