William Lippe

william lippe

July 15, 1942 ~ April 29, 2017

William T. Lippe Jr. died peacefully on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in his home in Narragansett, Rhode Island surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New York City and spent most of his life in Leonia, NJ. Affectionately known as "Bear" to his family and friends, he is survived by his devoted wife, Penny and their beloved children: William T. III and his wife Mary Lippe of East Greenwich, RI; Margaret Young and her husband Edward of Leonia, NJ; and Christine Walsh and her husband Eamon of Ridgewood, NJ. His pride and love for his nine grandchildren gave him the greatest happiness: Michael, Brendan, Kevin and Brian Lippe; Elizabeth, Christopher and John Young; Liam and Caroline Walsh. Additionally, Bill is survived by his adoring sister Maureen Lippe Taylor and husband, Jerry and their son, Nicholas of New York, NY, and brother Michael Lippe and his daughter Kaitlyn, of Laguna Hills, CA. Bill had a successful career in publishing which included The Wall Street Journal, The Conde Nast Magazine Group, 21st Century Communications, and Publisher of The National Lampoon magazine and Harvard Lampoon Parodies. He was proud of his Irish heritage and was an avid golfer, developing life-long friendships on the links. It was refreshing to hear him speak his mind about sports, politics and life – imparting his insight and humor to family and friends gathered around the fire with cigars and a fine Irish whiskey. His warmth and "Bear hugs" will be sorely missed by all who loved him. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a funeral Mass on Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 470 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ. Calling hours will be Friday, May 5 from 5-8 p.m. at Patti & Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main St., Fort Lee, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital : stjude.org. –


Mass: May 6, 2017 11:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 5, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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