CDR Nippert

Obituary of CDR Glenn Nippert

CDR. Glenn E. Nippert, USN Ret., 86, of Newport, died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Miriam Hospital after a long illness. He was married for 50 years to the late Mary Jane Nippert, who was a reporter for the Newport Daily News. He is survived by his daughters Connie Walsh and her husband Steve of Natick, MA, Christine O'Connell and her husband Bill of Middletown, RI, and Catherine Morrison and her husband John of Red Bank, NJ; son Stephen Nippert and his wife Lisa of Gloucester, MA; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and his nephew John William Boggs and his wife Belinda and their families of TN. Born in Raceland KY, on June 1, 1921, he was the son of the late Ephraim and Nellie (Ensor) Nippert. Nippert played football in college, leaving months before graduation to serve in the United States Navy after Pearl Harbor. LTJG Nippert saw action in the South Pacific, and was decorated with the Bronze Star. He was in Tokyo Bay on VJ Day during the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender and remained in Japan with the occupation forces. After the War he completed his education at Western Kentucky State University and earned his law degree at the University of Kentucky. He then rejoined the Navy as a legal officer with the JAG. While stationed in Newport, he taught in the Naval Justice School. After retiring from the Navy, he became a member of the RI Bar Association and had a private practice prior to being appointed Clerk of Newport County Superior Court. As a Justice of the Peace he performed numerous wedding ceremonies, many for friends and family. Active in the RI and National Republican parties, CDR Nippert served three times as a RI delegate to the National Conventions. He was a devoted friend of Bill W's for 37 years. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 29, 2007, at 11:00am, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 324 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth. Burial at St. Mary's Churchyard, Portsmouth. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 3:00-6:00 pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home.
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