Passing of Charter Member Bernard Calvin Phipps

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It is with deepest regrets that the Officers and the Members of the Deale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad announce the passing of Mr. Bernard Calvin Phipps.

Bernard Calvin Phipps, a lifelong resident of Deale, passed away July 2, 2016 surrounded by his family. The only child of Bernard Lucius “Bud” and Lena Phipps was born September 20, 1924 at the Phipps Family Homestead. He attended Deale School and Southern High School. Calvin served in the United States Marine Corps and was a combat veteran of WWII in the Pacific Theater. He married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Nutwell Marshall in 1946 and they were married for over 50 years. Calvin spent many years working as a waterman, proprietor of Phipps Marine Railway and as a Marine Surveyor. He and his wife also owned Phipps LTD Antiques.

He was a faithful member of Faith Assembly of God, previously Deale Assembly of God for more than 60 years where he served on the Board of Directors, as Sunday School Superintendent and Youth Leader. He was a charter member of Deale Volunteer Fire Department and was one of Deale’s first members to complete fire training. He was also a member of the Second Marine Division Association, American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 and the Deale Historical Society.

Mr. Phipps was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine Nutwell Marshall Phipps. He is survived by daughters Gayle Phipps Moreland (John) of Deale, Marilyn Phipps Ford (Donald) of Friendship and Jane L. Phipps of Deale and son Bernard L. “Bernie” Phipps of Deale. He is also survived by grandchildren John T. Moreland III (Kay) of Annapolis, Hilary M. Riggins of Friendship and Travis Phipps (Meghan) of Baltimore as well as great-grandchildren Savannah Grace, Brody Calvin and John Michael.

Calvin loved his God. He loved his country. He loved his family, not only his physical family but his church family and his USMC family as well, ever loyal and faithful.

We ask that you keep the Phipps family in your thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing services

Thursday July 7th from 2-9 PM

Faith Assembly of God 250 W. Bay Front Road

Funeral services

Friday July 8th at 11 AM

Faith Assembly of God 250 W. Bay Front Road

Internment to follow at St. James Parrish Cemetery. Repass will be held at the church, following the burial.

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