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Edith Jipp Celebrates 100th Birthday at Crane’s Mill

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Thursday, November 14, 2013 • 5:39pm


WEST CALDWELL, NJ - On Saturday, Oct. 26, family and friends gathered in Towne Square at Crane's Mill to celebrate 100 years in the life of Edith Schultz Jipp. On hand for the happy occasion was West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, Jr. who presented the birthday girl with an official township plaque commemorating the event.  

Credit: Jeff Curley

Jipp, who was born on Oct. 28, 1913, was the child of William and Susan Schultz of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. She married George Albright in 1938, with whom she had a daughter, Sue Ellen, and then later married Hans Jipp with whom she lived in New Hyde Park.

Credit: Jeff Curley 

Proclamation
The mayor read the proclatation to Jipp before presenting her with the plaque. It reads as follows:
  • Whereas, Edith Jipp is being honored today by friends and family on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Edith was born on October 28, 1913, the third child of William and Susan Schultz and currently resides at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey; and 
     
  • Whereas, Edith grew up in a small town in Shamokin, Pennsylvania with her three siblings, William, Mary and Paul. She later married George Albright in 1938 and was blessed with a daughter Sue Ellen in 1940. Then in November 20, 1982, Edith married Hans Jipp, moved to New Hyde Park and welcomed his son, Norman and his wife and two sons into her life; and 
     
  • Whereas, during a long and productive life, Edith has been a loving mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother and has demonstrated in countless ways her dedication to the welfare of others and has earned the respect and affection from all walks of life and all ages. 
     
  • Now, Therefore, I, Joseph Tempesta, Jr., Mayor of the Township of West Caldwell and on behalf of the entire Governing Body and the entire community of West Caldwell, do hereby deem it an honor and pleasure to extend sincere congratulations to Edith on the occasion of her “100th birthday” and do hereby proclaim October 28, 2103 as “Edith Ripp Day” in West Caldwell.


Credit: Jeff Curley

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