Andrew J. Philipczak Jr.

September 5, 1931 - March 11, 2022
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Andrew J. Philipczak, Jr., 90, of Montrose Manor, passed away March 11, 2022, at 6:25 AM in the Reading Hospital where he was a patient.

He was the husband of the late Ruth (Lattanzio) Philipczak who passed away on Valentine’s Day 2010. They celebrated 59 years of marriage prior to her passing. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Andrew J. Philipczak, Sr., and Stella (Taras) Philipczak.

He was a machinist / tool maker retiring in 1994 from Dana Corporation. He previously worked at Rockwell Int’l and Hub Tool. He was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Reading and a 1949 graduate of Reading High School. He was a member of Cocalico Propbusters, Berks County Barn Stormers, and was a life member of Mohnton Fish & Game. He had a passion for building and flying RC planes and even built his own full-size aircraft. Andrew had his pilots license and was a past president of EAA.

He is survived by his son – Steven D. husband of Joanne (Frey) Philipczak of Mohnton.

Funeral services from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Father Roman Sverdan will officiate. Interment in Nativity BVM Cemetery, Cumru Township. Viewing on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022

Time: 10:30 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Father Roman Sverdan will officiate

Cemetery Information

Nativity BVM Cemetery


Cumru Township, PA

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Born: September 5, 1931
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Bonnie Hendricks posted on 3/17/22

Sending our deepest condolences. I worked for Andy for the past several years taking care of his home. We've shared many days talking about everything and watching him build his planes was a joy. He was an amazing man , not just a customer to me. Rest in peace buddy , you will be missed.


Keith Krott posted on 3/16/22

My sincere condolences to Steve and family. I worked with Andy for many years at Dana and he had introduced me to the local EAA chapter for aviation enthusiasts. I knew him to be a prolific builder with attention to detail. Building several aircraft, a modified 2 cylinder VW engine for his Guppy. Most notable was the build of Daphne a very fast economical 2 seat airplane. May he Rest In Peace.


Gary Hertzog posted on 3/16/22

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Remember him fondly from my days at Dana


Michael Yuhas posted on 3/15/22

Andy will be greatly missed by all of us at CD-Exchange in Mohnton. He was known as the General ! Very funny guy ! Always had stories to tell. When he would leave he would always say, see you in the funny papers ! Oh and my favorite. I feel so un necessary.


Harry Shaak posted on 3/15/22

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Harry Shaak posted on 3/15/22

My sincere condolences to the Andy's family. Andy and I worked together at Hub Tool many, many years ago. And I still have found memories from our working relationship. I saw pictures of the plane he built and am still in awe of that accomplishment. He will be missed.


Todd H Collar posted on 3/14/22

A true friend, our fellow modeler will be missed by all of us at Cocalico PropBusters !