Joseph  Liptak
In Memory of
Joseph  P.
Liptak
1937 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Oak Meadow Cremation Services
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
RAY AND GAIL LIPTAK
"REST IN PEACE, UNTIL WE ALL MEET YOU AGAIN"
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Noelia Reyes, Cristian and Alessandra
"Betty and Family; I am so sorry to read of Joe's passing. I have fond memories "
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
EDWARD AND MARY UHRAIN (cousins)
"BETTY AND FAMILY..WE WANT TO EXTEND TO YOU OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY..WE USED TO TA"
View full message >>>

Life Story for Joseph P. Liptak

Joseph  P.  Liptak
Joseph P. Liptak, 80, of Campbell, Ohio passed peacefully the morning of August 13, 2018 with his wife, Betty, by his side in St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana, Ohio. Joe was born in Coitsville Township, Ohio on September 10, 1937, the son of Joseph and Ann Dulovich Liptak, Jr.

Joe was a 1955 graduate of Struthers High School and had served in the National Guard.

On April 25, 1959, Joseph and Betty Kochmar were united in marriage in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, sharing life’s journey together for fifty nine years.

He was employed by Youngstown Sheet & Tube until its closing. In the 1980’s, Joe was employed as a skilled welder at LTV Steel Company until his retirement. He was known as “The Wonder Welder” by his co-workers, because there wasn’t a job too difficult for him to undertake. After leaving the steel industry, Joe owned and operated J & L Welding and Auto Service in New Bedford, Pennsylvania until retiring in 2004. Always keeping active, Joe had also worked part time for the Coitsville Township Road Department for six years.

As an avid aviation enthusiast, he fulfilled his passion for aviation by not only owning his own planes but by clearing part of his ranch for a 1,800 foot sod airstrip that was registered with the FAA as J & B Sky Ranch AKA Joe and Betty Sky Ranch. After losing the ability to ever fly again, his youngest son, Jim, would take him flying until he entered St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center.

Loving memories of Joe will be carried on by his caring wife, Betty, and their four children, Joe, Jr. of Campbell, Sharron Piccione of Coitsville Township, William (Helen) of Poland and James (Toni) of New Bedford, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, John Piccione (Ally) of West Virginia, Michael Piccione (Missy) of West Virginia, Daniel Liptak and Jennifer Liptak of Boardman, Marina Mediate of Poland and Marissa Mediate of Texas and his great grandson, Connor, of Grove City, Pennsylvania. Joe also leaves behind his brother, Ray (Gail) of Wellington, Ohio; his two sisters, Eleanore of North Jackson and Kathy, of Arkansas and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and grandparents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara in 1978.

Fifteen years prior to Joe’s illness, he had made the decision for cremation without visitation. In accordance with his wishes, there will be a private celebration of Joe’s life with a picnic for his family and friends.

A sincere two and a half years-worth of gratitude and thanks to all at the St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center for the care that was given to Joe and the kindness extended to the family and also for the care provided by All Caring Hospice in his final days.

Please visit www.oakmeadowcremation.com to send condolences to the family.

To send flowers to the family of Joseph P. Liptak, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers