It is with broken hearts and deepest regret that we share that on Sunday,
August 18, 2013, our father and friend, John Thomas Lippis, died in a small
airplane accident near Cataldo, Idaho.
To celebrate John's wonderful contributions and the positive affect he had
on our community, both in his personal and business dealings, we would like to
invite you to his funeral service.
To honor John and the courageous life he lead, please join us in our final
farewell to him.
Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral
Public Viewings--4 pm to 8 pm, Friday, August 23, and noon to 2 pm,
Saturday, August 24.
Funeral Service--Saturday, August 24, 2 pm to 3:30 pm at
the same location.
Burial Service--4 pm at the Riverside Memorial Park.
We plan to have a casual gathering following the burial service for those
who would like to attend to share memories spent with John. We will update
this website with these details soon.
Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA
99206 (509) 924-9700
Riverside Memorial Park, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA
99224 (509) 838-1405
A web page is set up at www.thornhillvalley.com
to share your thoughts and memories with our family. The page will have pictures,
a slide show, and a digital guest book. Please sign the guest book and
share a kind word or two about your relationship with John.
We want to thank each and every one who has touched our Dad's life and gave
him the friendships that he cherished so much. He will be very much
missed by all.
We would also like to share with all our customers that Brad and Renae Hone
and the Lippis family will be continuing to provide excellent care for your
Saab. Please feel free to call to schedule an appointment so we may
carry on the great traditions and relationships that John forged with all of
his Saab community.
The Family of Swedish Motor Car Service
Saab Investment with
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One-of-a Kind Maintenance Program
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Warning for SAAB & MINI owners.
Flap Repair for 9.5's $200 vs.$1800. (call)
Spare Direct Ignition (just as important as a spare
your Saab is over 100K- Your Fuel Pump should be checked for
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You have reached the home of Swedish Motorcar
Service, Spokane, Washington, owned by John Lippis. (We also
serve customers from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Western Washington.
Saab owners from the Missoula area also find us closer than the dealer in
an Independent Repair Shop specializing in Saab, and proud to service one
of the finest automobiles in the world. Saabs perform well in
all weather conditions, and offer a spirited, high performance drive while
getting excellent gas mileage.
most important reason for owning a Saab is Safety for the Family,
however. Saab's are designed to protect people first and foremost in
all kinds of accidents: Head On - Rear End - Rollovers - Side Impacts and
even Large-animal collisions. In over 38 years of working on Saab,
we have seen scores of accidents involving Saabs, but have known of no
fatalities and few, if any major injuries. Saabs are designed
by the Swedish company, Saab-Scania, now owned by GM Imports (General
Motors of Europe).
of our customers have kept their Saabs in the family for over 20 years, passing
them onto their teenage drivers for safety's sake. This kind of service
life is only possible with the best of Preventive
you intend on keeping your Saab long term, please read our latest Flyer
to Swedish Motors for important differences between our preventive
maintenance, and that of Saab's warranty & prepaid maintenance, or any
other service offered by automotive repair facilities.
are the only Saab Specialists, Independent or Franchised, in the Northwest
Inland Empire area. Though we are located in Spokane, many of our
customers reside in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Western Washington. We take
pride in our work, and believe we give the finest Saab Care available anywhere,
aimed at keeping a Saab roadworthy and safe for 200,000 - 300,000 miles.
Our maintenance program far exceeds Saab Factory Specs.
enjoy practicing our Trade, providing the best comprehensive service possible as
Saab Specialists, at an affordable price. For the many hundreds of Saab
customers and families we have served over the years, we have always striven to
serve as the “family doctor” for their Saabs, providing a full line of
service and repair. Over the last 3 years we have served nearly 500
families and their Saabs.
Professionalism is holding a client’s needs and well-being ahead of one’s
own. We continually strive to live up to this high goal.
Competence through continual Training; Honesty and Forthrightness in all
matters; Total disclosure of a Saab’s needs and priorities; continual
improvement of repair & maintenance strategies, using the best parts.
We continually look for and test Improved Lubricants to increase service life
and reliability. We keep meticulous records for life-of-the-car Preventive
Company Profile... Swedish Motorcar Service
was founded by John Lippis and his oldest sons, Dan and Mike Lippis, in
1991. John has been servicing Saabs exclusively for over 40 years.
specialize in full Saab Care,
not simply repair and servicing. Our Maintenance Program is far beyond
Saab factory specs and is modeled after the component maintenance programs used
in aviation maintenance. Our 5000 mile Oil & Inspection Service is
used as the basis for periodic inspections, and our advanced computer tracking
system (nothing like it in the industry) is used to monitor the service life of
the many components found on each individual model of Saab. All work done
on your Saab will either be done by John or Brad, experienced Technicians.
We have no "lube" or lesser trained personnel working on your
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