Donald Joseph Pipko, DMD
August 2, 2021

DONALD JOSEPH PIPKO, DMD: Passed away suddenly in his office on August 2, doing exactly what he loved and lived for, working for his patients. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Dr. Pipko attended Duquesne University for his undergraduate degree and later graduated Summa Cum Laude in Prosthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Helen Pipko as well as his wife Margaret McCormick Pipko. Dr. Pipko will be greatly missed by all those he touched. Services and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Prosthodontic Department, 3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., family owned and operated, 


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Dr Pipko. He was a good friend. He saved teeth 40 years ago. So skilled there none like him. May he Rest In Peace. He will for sure,!

By Joanne Dunn - August 22, 2021

Dear Dr. Pipko, You were not only my employer for 45 years but my father figure, my friend, and one of the kindest people I have been privileged to know. Your strive for excellence and determination to teach upcoming dentists to the best of your ability have made you irreplaceable. I can hear you saying, “Dot, when one door closes another will open.” I miss you so much.”

By Dot Renninger - August 21, 2021

Don was my favorite teacher at Pitt Dental. He was knowledgeable and tough but fair. I will always miss him and our chats, emails and occasional lunches, when I would return "home" for a visit. R.I.P., Don

By Dr. Les Plack - August 18, 2021

Dr Pipko was a wonderful talented dentist and a kind and understanding friend. He will be greatly missed.

By Mary Ann Templeton - August 07, 2021

Rest in Peace, Don. elaine berkowitz, DMD

By Elaine Berkowitz - August 06, 2021

I am a patient at the School of Dental Medicine. I was never treated by Dr. Pipko, but he was the curator of a collection displayed there of old dental instruments and we did have a conversation about them. (Just looking at some of them made my jaw hurt.) He was a nice man and I am sorry to learn of his passing.

By Norma Chase - August 05, 2021

Dr. Pipko was a very honest and genuine person. He gave so much of his time in helping students learn the skills of dentistry. He will be missed. My condolences to Dot.

By Susan OMalley - August 05, 2021

Dr Pipko will be very much missed. He was a fine individual and always a kind gentleman. Condolences to the family.

By Dr Leon Kohane - August 05, 2021

I knew Don from the University. He was always helpful and loved to practice.

By Dr Jane Segal - August 04, 2021