August “Augie” Joseph DePippo

February 19, 1930 - April 22, 2016 Glen Mills, PA | Age 86 Loving Husband, Father, Friend, and an avid Golfer

August “Augie” Joseph DePippo, age 86, passed away peacefully, on April 22, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Maris Grove Senior Community. Augie is survived by his wife Emily of 62 and a half years, Maris Grove, Glen Mills, PA, son Joe and his wife Nancy, who reside in Brevard, North Carolina, and son Richard and his husband Doug, who reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is preceded in death by his brother Robert DePippo and his parents, Pasquale and Anna.

Born in Malvern, PA to Pasquale and Anna DePippo, Augie grew up in Toughkenamon, PA, attended Saint Patrick’s School for eight years, and graduated from Kennett High School in 1947. Augie was proud to have been a member of Toughkenamon Toughies football and baseball teams, and he played both soccer and baseball for Kennett High School. He was a veteran and served our Country in the US Army from 1951 through 1953.

In 1953 Augie married Emily DaVia. Augie and Millie were partners with brother Bob and Peggy DePippo in the Brown Derby Restaurant which was first opened by his parents in 1934. They worked together for 40 years and made the Brown Derby a popular local restaurant. The Brown Derby was owned and operated by the DePippo family for sixty years. Augie was also active in the community. He served as a director of Elmwood Federal Savings and Loan, and was elected to the Borough Council of Kennett Square.

After selling the Brown Derby in 1994, Augie and Millie retired. In 2000 they moved to the Spruce Creek Community in Summerfield, Florida. During his retirement he was a volunteer at the Southern Chester County Medical Center and at the Soup Kitchen operated by St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleview, FL. Augie was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with Millie and friends. He enjoyed traveling with Millie and together they took many trips abroad and throughout the US. In October 2013, they moved back to Pennsylvania and the Maris Grove Retirement Community where they have resided until his passing.

You are invited to visit with Augie’s family and friends from 6:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016 and again from 9:30 to 10:30 Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Augie’s memory, may be made to the Willow Tree Hospice, 616 East Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To view Augie’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com.


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Memorial Donations

Willow Tree Hospice

616 East Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Services

Viewing

April 26, 2016 6:00-9:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Viewing

April 27, 2016 9:30-10:30 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

April 27, 2016 11:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

Burial will be Private

Guestbook

  1. Millie: We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to you upon the loss of your dear Augie. I enjoyed playing golf with
    Augie and Barb & I enjoyed your company at the monthly dinner/social get togethers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Millie.

    Jack & Barbara Cote | May 6, 2016 at 9:41 AM
  2. Millie: We were so sorry to here of Augie’s passing. We have many pleasant memories from
    Eagle Ridge and the “Par-Tee” dinners. God Bless.

    Joe and Joyce Zakrewski, Summerfield, Fl. | May 4, 2016 at 7:56 PM
  3. Dear Millie, I just saw Augie`s notice online. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will give you the courage and peace to bear this burden of sadness. My sincerest sympathy to you and all your family. Love, Patsy

    Patsy Vanderkraats | May 3, 2016 at 1:55 PM
  4. Dear Millie, and Rich, Joe, Doug and Nancy,
    Though we didn’t get to spend a lot of time with Augie & you, we still feel as though you are family. And that says everything about the kind of person Augie was and the warmth of his/your family. We know that this is a tough time, but we pray that the Lord brings you comfort and that the memories you have, and the support and love from family and friends help you through it all. You are in our hearts. Love, Susan & Charlie

    Susan Vinci-Lucero & Charlie Lucero | April 26, 2016 at 4:09 PM
  5. My sincere sympathy to you, Millie and your family from a voice from the past. I often remember the time we worked together, and I have very happy memories of celebrating your wedding with the two of you.
    May the memory of the good years you spent together be a lasting comfort to you.
    Rosemarie Hilsenrad Nicholl

    Rosemarie H. Nicholl | April 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  6. Aunt Millie, Joe and Rich,

    My deepest condolences and sympathies for the passing of Uncle Augie. He was a great guy and man.
    The Kendigs were fortunate we grew up across the street from the DePippos. They always looked out for us.
    I will never forget working as a busboy at the Derby, great and fun times.

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Kendig

    Kevin Kendig | April 26, 2016 at 7:57 AM
  7. I was so saddened to hear of Augie’s passing, it really is the end of an era! My Mom, Margaret loved her “Derby Family” so much (18yrs. worth).Augie and Pip were wonderful bosses, it was apparent by the devotion of their staff. Millie, I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, for sure, but I really wanted you to know how much Augie’s caring help and guidance meant to me when my dear Mom died and for that I will never forget him. Never! May God keep you all in his loving arms, with deepest sympathy, Lynn (Diaz) Campbell

    Diana L. (Diaz) Campbell | April 25, 2016 at 7:22 PM
  8. Millie and family, so sorry to read of Augie’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the Chantilly Manor days and many memorable meals at the Brown Derby. Will never forget the lobster tails!

    Warm regards,

    Terry and Janet Wolf

    terry & Janet wolf | April 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM
  9. Thinking about you Joe. Peace

    Hize

    Jim heisey | April 24, 2016 at 7:31 PM

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