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Joseph Lloyd Wesley Lippo

July 8, 1969 - February 21, 2024

U.S. Veteran

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Joseph Lloyd Wesley Lippo, born July 8, 1969 in Wyandotte, MI to Joseph and Doris Lippo, passed away February 21, 2024.

Joe married Connie Sue Hayes on November 22, 1997. He was a very proud veteran. He served 20 years in the Navy from 1987 when he graduated from Mount Carmel High School until his retirement in 2007. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Intelligence Studies from American Military University.

During his career in the Navy, Joe was involved in 800 missions in seven foreign wars. Joe had several posts in various places including Moffet Field in California, Kadena Naval Air Station in Okinawa Japan (where his twins Joey and Skyylynn were born) and Whidbey Island, Washington where he permanently settled. During his career he was awarded the Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, among others.

Joe’s diverse interests included rowing, hockey (both playing and cheering for his favorite Red Wings team), motorcycle rides and participating in the Navy shooting team where he garnered numerous awards. Joe was very active in his local community. He proudly and actively supported his children’s endeavors attending their tennis, baseball, hockey, basketball and dance events.

Joe is survived by his wife, Connie; children Joey Lippo, Skyylynn Lippo, Daryl Skvarla, Corrin Skvarla; grandchildren Jonathan, Addilyn, Aiden, Ariya, Paisley, CarliRae; parents Doris Lippo,  Joseph and Sue Lippo; siblings Michael (Jennifer) Lippo, Christopher (Kate) Lippo. Nathan (Laura) Lippo, Emilie (Shawn) Roper;  aunts, uncles, cousins, military family and too many friends to count.

He was preceded in death by his nephew Joshua.

Joe will be laid to rest at the Great Lakes National cemetery in Michigan on March 6, 2024 at 1:00pm.  In lieu of sending flowers please consider a donation to a heart disease/diabetes awareness organization such as the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Please visit his memorial wall at


                               AW1 Joseph Lippo “Fair Winds and Following Seas”