HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Russell E. "Russ" Gipe of Hendersonville, passed away Nov. 4, 2012.

He was born Nov. 25, 1935, to the late Fred and Sarah (Baxter) Gipe in Van Wert.

He was a 1953 graduate of Van Wert High School.

He served 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two tours in Viet Nam.

Survivors include his wife: Mickey; daughter: Margaret, and son: Fred, all of Hendersonville; also a sister: Linda (Donald) Witten of Ohio City; niece: Tanya (Clouse) Scholl of Cincinnati, and cousins in the Van Wert area.

Burial was in Hendersonville, N.C.