Stephen E. Shipman, 69|
Stephen E. Shipman, of Weston, Conn., passed away at the Norwalk
Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., on Jan. 1, 2012, at the age of 69.
A funeral service was held for Stephen on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at
11 a.m. at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg. Father Tom
Eichenberger, of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Parish officiated the
service. A visitation was held prior to the funeral service from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment took place at St. Francis Borgia Catholic
Cemetery, in Mequon.
Contributions in Stephen’s name may be made to the Boy Scouts of
America. For online condolences please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Stephen was born on April 16, 1942, in Orange, N.J., the son of
Catherine (nee Lochart) Shipman and Charles Shipman. He graduated
from Boston University with a degree in finance, and went on to work
on Wall Street for almost 40 years. He was last employed by the
Dreyfus Corp./Mellon Bank Corp. in the Equity Trading Department.
Stephen married Joan Armbruster, of Cedarburg, on Jan. 3, 1987, in
Cedarburg. Their marriage was blessed with three sons.
Stephen volunteered for the local Boy Scout troops in Weston, Conn.,
and Georgetown, Conn., and served on the board for the Weston Soccer
Organization. He truly loved life, and enjoyed spending his free time
with his family and extended family in Wisconsin. Stephen also took
great pride in the restoration of an old farm house, which was his
first home that he had purchased.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joan Armbruster; sons,
Stephen Shipman Jr., Robert Shipman and Michael Shipman; mother,
Catherine Shipman; father-in-law, Robert Armbruster; sister, Sue
(Charles) Rutkowski; sister-in-law, Wendy (Benjamin) Diaz; and
brothers-in-law, John (Pat) Armbruster and Peter (Therese)
Armbruster. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Charles Shipman; and
mother-in-law, Mary Aileen Armbruster.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.