David L. Tieppo


Birth: February 23rd, 1949
Death: January 23rd, 2013
Age: 63 years
Residence:Roscommon
Survived By: He is survived by his wife, Karen; 3 daughters, Karrie and husband Gabe Williams of Roscommon, Kristen and husband Dave VanLaecke of Hudsonville , Nikki Cortes and significant other, Mark Noreyko and his children Lillian and Owen all of St. Helen, 6 grandchildren, Mara and Reese Williams, Taren, Brady and Avery VanLaecke, Isabella Cortes and her father Aldemar Cortes; 4 brothers, Earl Tieppo of New York, Leo and wife Carole Tieppo of Allen Park, Donald and wife Elizabeth Tieppo of Roscommon, Dennis and wife Jean Tieppo of New York; sisters-in-law, Joanne and husband Jim Lederman of Roscommon, Margaret Oestrike of New Boston, Lenah Zahreddine of Dearborn, Sharon Tieppo of Centerline, Nancy Tieppo of Wyandotte and Sheila Tieppo of Plymouth; brothers-in-law, Leonard and wife Kim Jacosky of Grosse Isle and Mohamad Zahreddine of Dearborn and many nieces and nephews.
Affiliations: Dave retired as a tool and die maker from Ford Motor Company Dearborn in 1978 and Lear Corporation in 2012. When he and Karen moved to Roscommon in 1978 they purchased Evergreen Park Grocery and Dairy Queen at Higgins Lake and operated both for 20 years together. They also co-owned and operated Higgins Lake Food Market and they started concessions from a trailer at North Higgins Lake State Park. David was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with Lyon Township Fire Department for 15 years.

David L. Tieppo, age 63, of Roscommon, died January 22, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will take place at Walsh Funeral Home in Roscommon from 3-8 PM on Friday, January 25th and at St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon on Saturday, January 26th from 9 AM until Mass at 10 AM officiated by Fr. Joe Muszkiewicz.

 

David was born in Detroit on February 23, 1949 to Alexander A. and Rena V. (Wegher) Tieppo. He married Karen A. Jacosky on February 28, 1970 in River Rouge and they resided in Brownstown Township.  Dave retired as a tool and die maker from Ford Motor Company Dearborn in 1978 and Lear Corporation in 2012.  When he and Karen moved to Roscommon in 1978 they purchased Evergreen Park Grocery and Dairy Queen at Higgins Lake and operated both for 20 years together.  They also co-owned and operated Higgins Lake Food Market and they started concessions from a trailer at North Higgins Lake State Park. David was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with Lyon Township Fire Department for 15 years. He enjoyed being outdoors whether in his garden, bird watching, running or biking.  He was a true family man who loved being with his family, especially the grandchildren.  He treasured many vacations with his family and always found time for special trips to the cabin with his brothers and nephews.

 

David was preceded in death by parents and 5 brothers, Aldo, Alan, Adolph, Alex “Sandy”, and Eugene.  He is survived by his wife, Karen; 3 daughters, Karrie and husband Gabe Williams of Roscommon, Kristen and husband Dave VanLaecke of Hudsonville , Nikki Cortes and significant other, Mark Noreyko and his children Lillian and Owen all of St. Helen, 6  grandchildren, Mara and Reese Williams, Taren, Brady and Avery VanLaecke, Isabella Cortes and her father Aldemar Cortes; 4 brothers, Earl Tieppo of New York, Leo and wife Carole Tieppo of Allen Park, Donald and wife Elizabeth Tieppo of Roscommon, Dennis and wife Jean Tieppo of New York; sisters-in-law, Joanne and husband Jim Lederman of Roscommon, Margaret Oestrike of New Boston, Lenah Zahreddine of Dearborn, Sharon Tieppo of Centerline, Nancy Tieppo of Wyandotte and Sheila Tieppo of Plymouth; brothers-in-law, Leonard and wife Kim Jacosky of Grosse Isle and Mohamad Zahreddine of Dearborn and many nieces and nephews.

 

Donations in his memory may be made to Mercy Hospice at 324 Meadows Dr., Grayling, MI 49738



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