Jacob Daniel “Snake” Cipriani, age 26, of Port Vue, died May 12, 2017. Born May 23, 1990, in Port Vue, he is survived by his parents Fred and Deborah (Kaminsky) Cipriani. Jake was currently the installation manager, for his brother Luke’s heating and air conditioning company, L. Cipriani Heating and Cooling. He loved to fish, tend the campfire and working with his hands. Jake was always so giving of himself, always there to lend a hand, recently completing remodeling of his brother Luke's house and was currently helping his brother Josh remodel his new home in Belle Vernon. In addition to his parents, Jake is survived by brothers, Luke (Kelsey) Cipriani, nephew, Dominic all of Port Vue and Josh Cipriani of Belle Vernon; paternal grandfather, Fred Cipriani, Jr. of Glassport; aunts, Sandie (John) Parrish of Winterville, OH, Jan (Dave) Snyder of Delmont and Donna (Gregory) Rollins of Grand Island, NY; also many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Delores Cipriani; maternal grandparents, Paul and Dorothy Kaminsky; aunt, Tori Cipriani. In Jake's words, "If I die, don't even cry, pour a beer out for me. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. and Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. A service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017, 10 a.m., at the Port Vue United Methodist Church, Pastor Hyung – Suk Joe will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Originally published May 15, 2017.