Full Name: Julian Lipper
Date of Death: Monday, September 19, 2022
Julian (Julie) Lipper of Wanaque, New Jersey, died at the age of 93 on September 19, 2022, after a brief
Beloved husband of Zena (Lifschitz) and devoted father of three daughters and one son: Dale (Heffler) of
Scotch Plains, Cathy of Franklin Lakes, Jody (Sullivan) of Montvale and Stuart of North Plainfield; all in NJ.
He also treasured his sons-in-law, Andrew Heffler and Thomas Sullivan, and his daughter-in-law, Linda
Flint. Proud grandfather of Amanda Curto (Michael), Joshua Heffler (Brittany) Aiden Lipper (Rebecca),
Hannah Lipper (Erick) Kenzie, Jadyn and Kerrin Sullivan. Great-grandfather to Tillie and Ozzy Curto.
Loving brother to Claire Sable and Sandra Palughi (James). Predeceased by parents, Morris and Helen
and sister Gladys, all of Brooklyn, NY.
Julie was born in Brooklyn and lived between Brooklyn and Philadelphia throughout his young/teenage
years. He attended City College. At 18 he was introduced to the 16-year-old Zena, who instantly became
and remained the love of his life. They spent much of their married life of 72 years traveling around the
country and the world for business and pleasure, meeting a wide range of people and making friends in
Julie enjoyed a successful career as an importer/exporter of copper, brass, and metals, conducting
business both domestically and internationally. However, he always considered family his primary
responsibility and joy. He channeled his considerable writing skills by sending passionate letters to his
legislative representatives about social issues that were important to him. He also wrote many, many
“letters to the editor” about those same issues, and penned beautifully written letters and e-mails to his
family and friends as well as constant love letters to his Zena.
His life represents a legacy of love, laughter, family and all that is good. A life well lived…and well loved.
The world is diminished with his passing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Julian Lipper may be given to the Southern Poverty
Law Center, DONOT and the Alzheimer’s Association.