In Loving Memory of

Joseph Lipsig

12/13/1930 - 06/20/2013

Joseph Lipsig, 82, of Gainesville died Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at his home in Oak Hammock of Gainesville.  Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 13, 1930 to Hyman and Yetta Lipsig.  Dr. Lipsig was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War and retired as a chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Oswego.  Joe had a broad range of interests from renaissance music to cutting edge technology to eastern mysticisms. He was devoted to his students and went the extra mile to help them.  Joseph was a member of Congregation Shir Shalom.

Dr. Lipsig is survived by his wife Roberta, a son Chuck (Patti) and two grandchildren Derek and Shannon.

A funeral service will be held at Temple Shir Shalom, 3855 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 11:00am.  Interment will be at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, Temple Shir Shalom Garden.

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  1. Leslie King at · Reply

    I was sorry to hear about the death of Dr. Joe Lipsig. I enjoyed working with him at the college in Oswego, N.Y. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a great professor.

  2. Carolyn DeSantis at · Reply

    I was saddened to hear of Dr. Joe Lipsig’s passing. I worked as a secretary during his tenure in the Chemistry Dept. at Suny Oswego. He was a kind and thoughtful man and I enjoyed working with him. I’ll always remember his excitement when he was planning to build his home in Florida. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to Roberta, Chuck and family.

  3. Carolyn DeSantis at · Reply

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Joe Lipsig. I was a secretary in the chemistry dept. at SUNY Oswego during his tenure. He was a kind and thoughtful man and I enjoyed working with him. I’ll always remember his excitement when he was planning the design of his home in Florida. He will be missed by many. I send my condolences to Roberta, Chuck and family.

  4. Margaret and Chuck Spector at · Reply

    Margaret and I will always remember Joe as a great neighbor who always had the time to stand in the driveway and discuss current events, the weather or children. He was invariably interesting and pleasant with a wry sense of humor.

  5. Phyllis Lotzkar at · Reply

    I am saddened at the loss of Joe – a fellow Opera class member. Condolences to Roberta and family.

  6. Steve Abraham at · Reply

    My condolences go out to Roberta Lipsig and the rest of the Lipsig family. I knew Joe to be a decent, honorable, upright man with nothing but integrity. The world lost a good man.
    Steve Abraham

  7. Jim Molinari at · Reply

    I will always remember Joe as a true gentleman. He was interested in so many things, always pleasant, and a real pleasure to talk to. Condolences to Roberta and family.

  8. Rita Jamason at · Reply

    Roberta, I was so sorry to read of Joe’s death in today’s paper. Even when expected it can be a shock as I know from personal experience. My condolences to you and your family.

  9. June Brady at · Reply

    Roberta, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. We had so many ILR classes together over the years.
    I remember many of the discussions we had in the Oak Hammock halls and in the Oak Room. My condolences to your family.

  10. joan and ted fischer at · Reply

    Roberta–I just read about Joe’s death and I want to extend our condolences to you and your family. We will miss him. I hope to see you back in opera class in a few weeks. Joanie and teddy Fischer

  11. Maureen Sanchez at · Reply

    Mrs. Lipsig, I’m so sorry to hear about Dr. Lipsig’s passing. I’m honored and humbled that I made it into the eulogy. Chuck and I have stayed in contact over the years, but moreso lately, thanks to Facebook. He was a good man, remember him fondly. I’ve always enjoyed your family – and Chuck, my oldest friend, I’m here for you! My condolences to your extended family, who I’ve much enjoyed over the years. Maureen, Gene, & kids

  12. Larry & Cindy Fuller at · Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Roberta and family in this time of sorrow. Joe was my dear friend, mentor & faculty colleague. Cindy & I will always remember the warm welcomes that we received on our many trip to Gainesville in January. We hope to keep in contact with Roberta and spend time with her in the future.

  13. John T Pavel at · Reply

    I am writing to express my sympathies at Dr. Lipsig’s passing. I was a student of Dr. Lipsig, both as an undergrad and a graduate Chemistry major, and I always enjoyed his classes. He was concerned about his students and very helpful to me. My condolences to Dr. Lipsig’s family.

  14. Susan Williams at · Reply

    My sympathy to you Roberta and your family with the passing of Joe. Both of you have been missed at the YMCA’s Silver Sneakers classes.

  15. Maureen T. Apfl at · Reply

    Roberta, my sincere sympathy. You are in my thoughts during this most sorrowful time.

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