William Joseph Lippman
William J. Lippman, 89, retired Municipal Court Judge of Snowmass Village, and part-time resident of Jupiter, FL, died suddenly Feb. 8th. His funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 14th, at the Aspen Jewish Congregation, 77 Meadowood Drive, Aspen, burial immediately following. The family will receive mourners at 176 Fairway Drive, Snowmass Village, from 3-5:30pm Friday. Bill was predeceased by his adored wife of 48 years, Dorothea Lippman, his sister Roz Grossman and nephew Hal Grossman, and is survived by beloved daughters Mimi Lippman (John Moran), Laura Lippman (Phil Mandelcorn), Hilary Bloom (Gary), grandchildren Jonathan Lippman, Benjamin Moran, Simone and David Bloom, as well as nephews Steve and Myles Grossman, 3 great-nieces, and companion Shirley Millard. A WW II Naval air pilot, Bill was born in Brooklyn NY, and graduated from Columbia Law School after the war. He practiced law in Washington, DC and Denver, but as a passionate skier, moved to Snowmass Village from the DC area with his family in 1977. An accomplished musician and multi-talented Renaissance man, he loved classical music, but Jazz most of all. Bill played saxophone and clarinet, was a member of a local Aspen band, an actor for the Snowmass Repertory Theater, a member of the “Snowballs” of Snowmass Village, and a huge supporter of the Aspen Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, and the Aspen Theater. Known for his puns, he was also a poet and limerick master, and all around funny guy. Most of all, he was a very proud grandpa and totally fulfilled in life. His motto: Live each day as if it were your last. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in his memory to the Aspen Music Festival, or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
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