Brian Robert Hartley Tippett

Born: Passed:

Brian Robert Hartley Tippett, age 65.

Mr. Tippett was born in 1951 in the United Kingdom and moved to Nyasaland, Africa in 1957. He was educated in England, became a Chartered Accountant and returned to Malawi, Africa in 1975. He was an avid rugby player and hiker. In 1995 he immigrated to Sandusky, Ohio. In 1998 he Married Clarece and lived happily ever after. Brian will be returning to his beloved country and final resting place in Malawi.

He is survived by his wife Clarece (nee Cepek); his children Beth (Jeremy) Barr of Zimbabwe and Hannah (Cheryl) Barr of TN, Richard (Cheryl Schrader) Kraft of WI, James (Amy) Kraft of MA and Shelly (Shannon) Kraft of MA; his grandchildren Claire, Brianna and Tristan Barr, Anderson and Mason Kraft, Kisiah Rose Kraft and Britnee and Joanna Drafahl; sister Ann (Peter) Hale of UK; nephew Philip and niece Lisa Hale.


13 Tributes to Brian Robert Hartley Tippett

  1. Peter LeBlanc says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Franzen Christian says:

    Brian will be greatly missed.

  3. Jim and Doris Lapka says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family on the passing of a wonderful English gentleman. He was much loved and respected by all who knew him. We enjoyed many wonderful times in his home in Malawi and they in ours. We trust the Lord will console and comfort and bring His Peace to the remaining family now and in the days and years ahead. Hang on to your wonderful memories. Earths loss is Heavens gain.

  4. Zanna Leslie says:

    Brian was an incredible person. The best Big Boss and friend ever ! Rest In Peace, Brian. I will miss you.

  5. Lisa Hale says:

    For my Uncle Brian….
    The legacy of the name Norni and Jack have to you continues in your great nephew Jordan, who so sadly you never met…Jordan Hartley Kirk-Hale…..he also shares the same shaped ‘Tippett’ head that you and grandpa have!!! He’s cheeky too!!
    We will tell him about you one day…we will share with all of them the lovely and funny, and very handsome great uncle they had.
    There is so much love for you, not only from the families, but from so many people, it’s comforting to read it all….I hope you know how well you were thought of…how could anyone think otherwise!
    Rest in peace and love, until we all meet again……

  6. Cathy Pavia says:

    This is a beautiful photo of a beautiful man. It is wonderful that he will return to the land he truly loved – but know this Clarece, he’ll never be far from your side. Love, Cathy

  7. June Hoy nee Bishop says:

    Sincere condolences to all the family. RIP Brian.

  8. Richard Simmons says:

    Rest in peace ,every blessing. I recall our days growing up in Limbe Malawi. My late mother and yours were work collages at the ITC tobacco company for many years. Richard Simmons and family.

  9. Tim Chevallier says:

    I grew up with Brian but haven’t seen him for many years. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. Yenda bwino Bwana.

  10. Karen Rogers says:

    Deepest condolences to Beth Barr and family. We never knew Mr Tippett, but know his daughter and her family. R.I.P Mr Tippett, we know you are in your Heavenly Father’s arms. We pray peace for all the family. Jeff, Karen, Jeremy and Caleb Rogers

  11. Phil Bishop says:

    My deepest sympathy to family. Grew up with Brian in Malawi but haven’t seen him for many years. May he RIP in Gods care.

  12. Elizabeth and Paul Sabbatini says:

    So sad to hear this. We were good friends with Brian back in the day, especially during school holidays, and Paul worked with his father and played rugby with Brian in Limbe for years.Wish we had kept up better and made contact over here!
    Deepest condolences to all his family; he was a very good guy, gone much too soon. Love and prayers are with you.
    If you are ever in Virginia, we would love to meet you.

  13. John Mack says:

    I enjoyed knowing and working with Brian at John Hancock. God blessed you Brian.

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