Nicolae Jipa was born to parents Ioan Jipa and Elena Jipa in Romania on May 16, 1955. He was the youngest of three children raised on a family farm.
He served in the army in Europe and after his tenure in the service worked as a machinist in a specialty fabrication plant.
Nick came to the United States in 1989 where he settled in Scappoose, Oregon and enjoyed a small-town community that reminded him of his homeland. During this time, he worked for a family business as a team lead/supervisor in a commercial building maintenance setting servicing the Portland metropolitan area.
He enjoyed being surrounded by family and the many friendships developed throughout the years. His passion for all sports was contagious; his charismatic energy and kind heart will be dearly missed.
Nick is lovingly remembered by his 93-year-old mother, Elena; sisters, Ica and Lucia; brother-in-law George; nephews and niece, Danny, Linda, Jason; and extended family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at Columbia Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home, 503-397-1154.