Joseph E. Pipkin, a retired electrical and standards engineer who worked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for nearly three decades, died Monday from cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel in Timonium.
The Towson resident was 91.
The son of Joseph William Pipkin, a pattern layout designer for women's clothing, and Catherine Pipkin, a homemaker, Joseph Edward Pipkin was born in Baltimore and raised on North Luzerne Avenue near Patterson Park.
He was a 1943 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and began his electrical engineering studies at the Johns Hopkins University
Those studies were interrupted when he enlisted in the Navy. Mr. Pipkin served...