Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Wayne L. LIPPERT, age 81. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen M. (nee Panovec). Loving father of Susan Jennings (Fred) and James. Cherished grandfather of Chad (Lisa), Aubriana, Tanya, Joshua, and Caroline and great grandfather of Keygan, Layne, and Isla. Dear brother of the late Joseph (Dolores), and Richard (Barbara deceased). Dear uncle and friend to many. Wayne proudly worked at NASA for his entire career, and was a longtime member of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Bridget’s Good Samaritan Ministry.
VISITATION, THURS. 12/15 FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh 44129. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FRI. 12/16 AT 10:00 AM AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH, 5620 Hauserman Rd. Parma, Oh 44130. To offer condolences visit

Messages of Condolence

  1. Wayne was always there to welcome you with a smile and embrace when my family and I came to visit my brother Fred and his wife, Sue, Wayne’s daughter. It is with a heavy heart that I must send condolences to my brother’s family, and all those whose lives Wayne touched. May our Lord keep you in his loving arms as you enter His holy Kingdom in Heaven.

  2. Wayne was one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of meeting, God bless his family and friends he will be missed! He has joined his wife , family and friends who are in the hands of the Lord.

  3. Dear Susie and Jim ,
    From the time we moved in on Reno Dr. your Mom and Dad became special neighbors and then when you two entered the picture you became close friends with Christy and Robbie . Our sorrow when Robbie and Chuck were killed in the auto accident became your sorrow. Your dad shoveled our snow, our grass fixed my electricity problems and your mom helped me out in so many ways. You were more than neighbors, you were best friends and always will be. Now your mom and dad are eternal friends. Your dad never forgot my birthday…he was always there to make life easier for us. He and your mom were at Mike’s and my wedding 20 years later. In joy and in sorrow they were there. I’m praying for both of you as you deal with your sorrow. Thank God we have our faith and know that this life was only the beginning. We’ll all meet again where there’ll be no more tears…only eternal joy.❤️

  4. Wayne was always glad to see you and always wanted to know how you were doing. He was always so peaceful and easy going and certainly was such a great example to others. I will never forget how excited he was when my wife and I bumped into him and Kathy while we were all heading to the Celtic Woman concert in Akron. He was definitely looking forward to seeing the show. Thank you Wayne for being you and being a wonderful influence to others. Your memory will always live on in our hearts. God bless you, your family and loved ones.

  5. My siblings and I will always be grateful for Wayne and Kathy as they were such good friends to our parents, Hal and Dorothy Sliney. They attended many plays, concerts, and shows together, and went on many bus trips together too! I hope they’re having a great time together in heaven!

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