John Emory Tippett II

Past President, Life Member

John Emory “Johnny” Tippett, II, 63, of Huntingtown, MD passed away November 5, 2012 at his daughter’s residence in Dunkirk, MD.  He was born November 16, 1948 in Cheverly, MD to John Emory and Thelma Martha (Beall) Tippett.  He was raised on a farm in Prince George’s County, and was a longtime tobacco farmer. Johnny attended public schools, graduating from Frederick Sasscer High School in 1967. He was employed at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. where he was a pattern maker from 1969-1977 and later a wood crafting foreman.  He rose to the position of Supervisor of the Environmental Response Team. Johnny transferred to the U.S. Navy Yard in 1994, and was a Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist until his retirement, serving for over 37 years.  He became a firefighter with the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department in 1980, and served as Vice President in 1984 and 1985, and President in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992, numerous terms as a Fire Line Officer, and also held many administrative officer positions.  He was currently serving as the Second Vice President of the Marlboro VFD. Johnny also served on numerous Prince George’s Fire Association committees.  He was a longtime member of the Old Crow Hunt Club in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time, Johnny enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, and working with his hands. He was fond of old classic cars, enjoyed going to car shows, and also loved Elvis Presley. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister Beverly Thomas.  He is survived by children Angela L. Kabala and husband Don of La Plata, Connie L. Ridgely and husband Paul of Dunkirk; Jaime M. Espenschade and husband Bryan, and John L. Tippett and wife Katie, all of Prince Frederick. Also surviving are grandchildren Caileigh, Jordan, Connor, Ashton, Madilyn, Cole and Lacey; his former wife Becky Tippett of North Beach; and sisters Daisy Malone, Linda Mattingly, Ann Blanchard and Emily Thew, and by numerous nieces and nephews.  His final resting place is the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Maryland.