Walter L. Lipman, a Somers resident, died peacefully at his home in the company of his family on Oct. 1. He was 99.
Lipman was born Oct. 30, 1920, in New York City to Walter Sr. and Florence Albert Lipman, He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1941 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He enlisted in the United States Army, rising to the rank of captain, and ultimately serving under Gen. MacArthur during the post-war period in Tokyo.
Lipman worked for The New York Times, where he met his wife, Doris Donn. They were married in 1954 and lived in Rye Brook for 33 years, where they raised two sons before moving to Somers in 1992. Doris passed away on Dec. 18, 2019.
Lipman subsequently worked in the real estate division of Bear Sterns. Eventually he started his own real estate company in South Orange, N.J., and successfully retired in the late 1990s. He served for many years on the Rye Town Planning Board and the condominium association in Somers. He was a competitive swimmer, a skier, a runner and a great cook, inspiring his children in the art of home cuisine.
Lipman is survived by his son, Andrew, and his partner, Kate Daddona; son John; and grandson Aaron P. Lipman and his wife, Kiana B. Lipman. He was predeceased by his sister, Anne Blancheri.