Alley Renamed in Memory of Local Businessman

Courtesy of Steven Cippel's Facebook page

Grandson Steven Cippel, State Representative Jeff Pyle, and Ford City Councilman Tyson Klukan hold the sign prior to it being erected on Friday during a special ceremony.

By way of proclamation, Ford City Borough named an alley memorializing a local businessman.

The alley between Klingensmith’s Drug Store and the Ford City Municipal Building has now been designated “Joseph Cippel Way”.

Cippel, who owned the drug store chain and made Ford City its headquarters, passed away on October 18, 2018.

Cippel’s son, David, as well as his grandson, Steven, spoke of elder Cippel from the standpoint of a businessman, a father, grandfather, and friend.