Vincent T. Cipolla, 91, of Upper Darby Township, a professor, physician, and retired Army colonel, died Monday, May 26, at the Residence at Glen Riddle of complications from a fall.
Raised on Ritner Street in South Philadelphia, Dr. Cipolla went on to become a department chairman and professor of anatomy and neuroanatomy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s and 1980s.
He retired in 1988 after maintaining a private medical practice in Upper Darby for many years.
Dr. Cipolla earned his medical degree from the college in 1946. He had a long teaching career there, which brought him accolades. In 1975, he received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1986 and 1987 was named the college's Teacher of the Year.