Clyde "Boots" Tipker Meanor

October 22, 1925 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 96)


Clyde “Boots” Tipker Meanor- Life-long resident of Moon Township passed away on November 1, 2021, at 96. Born on October 22, 1925 at 872 Beaver Grade Road to Clyde & Bertha (Tipker) Meanor, he graduated from Moon High School as salutatorian in 1943. After graduation, he enlisted into the US Navy and was originally part of the Naval Aviator Cadet Program, but as the war came to an end, became a Seaman 1st Class metal smith and served in Saipan. After returning, he worked at Standard Steel then Oliver Iron & Steel. He fell in love and married childhood friend Ruth Parry in 1950.  Clyde built their home at 1404 Beers School Road (now 8092 University Blvd) in 1954 on the highest point in Allegheny County, across from the Moon schools. He earned his associate degree from Duff’s Business Institute in the early 1960s. He later worked at Harper’s Builders Supply, Blawnox and finally Pittsburgh Des Moines, for over 20 years, as an estimator. Clyde had the current longest membership, 82 years, at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church. Clyde loved his garden and nature and could build just about anything. He leaves behind his loving wife of 71 years, Ruth, who was always by his side, children, Parry Meanor (Donna), Phillip Meanor (Pana) and Betsy Loeffler (Tom), grandchildren Stephanie Glyptis (Phillip), Heather Berkey (Michael), Bryn & Walker Loeffler, and Jenna Meanor, and great-grandchildren Teddy & Abby Glyptis and Maegan Berkey. He is also survived by a sister, Hilah Villella and is predeceased by his older sister, Virginia Follett. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 1:00pm at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, 522 Carnot Road, Moon Twp, PA. Masks are required in the church and please only attend if you have been Covid vaccinated. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Clyde to Folds of Honor ( or St. Jude’s (

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Memorial Service
November 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Sharon Community Presbyterian Church (Carnot Road, PA)

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