Phyllis Lipsett (nee Javitch), a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on September 14 in Maplewood, New Jersey at the age of 90. Born May 6, 1927 in Carlisle, Pa, she was the daughter of the late David and Jane Javitch. Later in life she lived in Harrisburg, PA, Scotch Plains, NJ and Boynton Beach, FL. She is survived by her husband, Norman Lipsett, to whom she was married for 69 years, as well as her son Yale Lipsett (Brochi), daughter Beth Lipsett Berman (fiancé Laszlo) and daughter, Julie Lipsett Singer (David), twelve grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren. A devoted wife and mother, Phyllis raised her family with strong Jewish values and emphasized community service. She modeled this through her beautiful preparations for all Jewish Holiday’s and the Sabbath with her special aesthetic sense. Phyllis’ dedication and dignity was evident in her commitments to the Jewish community while living in Harrisburg, PA: an officer of Sisterhood of Beth El Temple, a Hadassah board member and as a President of the Jewish Home Guild. She also read to the blind and was instrumental in helping Soviet Jews resettle during the 1970’s. Phyllis’ soul radiated compassion, strength, sophistication and beauty. She left an everlasting mark of humanistic values and love of culture on her children and family. Funeral services were held at Bernheim Apter Kretizman Chapel in Livingston, New Jersey on September 17 with Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg officiating. Burial followed at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Donations in Phyllis’ memory can be made to Temple Beth El and the Silver Academy, both of Harrisburg, PA and the Historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Middletown, PA.
Funeral Arrangements in the care of Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, NJ – (973) 422-0600