Richard A. Shippee Jr.
Richard A. Shippee Jr., 58, of Royal Avenue, Warwick, died at home February 21, 2012.
Born in Providence, the son of Richard A. Shippee of Johnston and the late Marie B. (Sullivan) Shippee, he lived in Warwick for most of his life. He was a chef at Epoch Senior Living in Providence for 10 years before retiring due to illness. He enjoyed playing pool and was involved in karate for many years.
Besides his father he is survived by two sons, Richard A. Shippee III and Derek M. Shippee, and their mother, Barbara Shippee, all of Warwick; and a sister, Gayle M. Andrew of Johnston.
Funeral services were held Feb. 24 in Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Spring Green, Warwick. Burial was private.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association (www.kidneycancer.org).