Honor Mission

Erwin J. Hippert, Veteran
West Seneca, New York - 04 Apr 2018

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in honor of the WWII service of Mr. Erwin J. Hippert, who passed away on March 29, 2018. Mr. Hippert served 5-1/2 years active duty in the US Navy from 1942-1947. He served aboard the Navy destroyer tenders USS Prairie (AD--15) and USS Foss (DE-59.). Mr. Hippert was honorably discharged on 19 June 1947 with the rating of Baker, and the rank of PO1 (Petty Officer 1st Class). He earned the following awards: Navy Good Conduct Medal; American Defense Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. 

Mr. Hippert was also a 56-year member of the West Seneca Reserve Hose Company #3.

Primary Staging Time: 9:45 A.M.
Hoy Funeral Home
3855 Seneca Street
West Seneca, New York - 14224

Ride Captain:
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family. Prayer service at the FH at 10:45 A.M, followed by escort to Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM. 

Following church services, members will provide escort to Lakeside Cemetery, Hamburg for interment at the Chapel Mausoleum with Military Honors.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American flag or US Navy flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached. 
Thank you for your efforts to help honor the US Navy WWII service of Erwin J. Hippert and to support his loving and proud family.

Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-1

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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