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August 27, 2014
Dear Jipp Family,
I am deeply grieved to hear that Les has passed away. I remember so many hours spent with Leslie and Lois, and the last time we dined together here in New Delhi when Les had come for Peter and Priya's wedding. He was a friend and host to my nephew Vittal who went to study at Carnegie Mellon, and our extended family was enriched by our friendship over the years. We will miss him - and Lois - but memories are warm and indelible.
Sharada Nayak, New Delhi\, India
August 05, 2014
Lester.....my husband's cousin, but a good friend and beautiful treasure to our family....... God Speed to you in your next journey, Lester
. Joan Runge and family
August 04, 2014
I was saddened to hear of the death of my cousin Lester. My deepest condolences go out to his children, grandchildren and siblings. Being able to reconnect with Les and Lois as an adult when I was frequently travelling to Columbus was a great joy in my life. As a child, I spent nearly as much time with Lesters parents as I did my own grandparents. It was always great when the Jipp cousins would make a trip out to Iowa and we could get together briefly. The thoughts and prayers of the Runge family go out to all of you.
August 01, 2014
I recently met Les, at his son home in Chicago and hit it off. From that Les and I begin e-mailing to exchange ideas on various of civic topic. In this very short while I grew a fondness toward him. He was very passion about up grading our education system here in Columbus. I glad I had the opportunity to met him and wishes that there were more time to learn from him. Ian, You are wonderful and so is you Aunt's and Uncle that I met at your home.
With Much Love. Maude Hill
July 28, 2014
LESTER: “A LEGENDARY PUZZLE”

In our first visit to Columbus,
On the well laid lane,
Limed with broad day light,
A shop with Antiques,
Displayed a stained glass lamp.
Rare was the craftsmanship,
Who had worked flower petals,
Red, green, white and yellow,
Assembled in a shape cylindrical,
Its vibration and ours were symmetrical!
For it was meant only for us!
It is now in the hearth of our Home,
It fills with the spirit of splendor,
It glows with cheers of Joy!

Least did we know then,
that we had picked another Antique!
The Creators craftsmanship was even more rare and unique,
He, Lester, whose stature,
Changed as per the nature,
As per the environs norms,
He could assume form,
As big as a giant,
Or be small as a toy,
He fitted himself like a piece of puzzle,
In every body's life,
He came in, noticed or unnoticed,
Shared his favourite rare books,
Talked on issues environment, education, or pollution.

He was at ease in Bangalore, Atlanta or in Washington,
As he was at Home in Columbus.
No disease could touch him,
He knew how to fix a screw,
A bolt, put things in its place.
He created a daring space,
For joy, robust strength for full life,
Moved east, west, south, north,
Travelling in a trailer,
Cycled in circles,
Directions came from within himself,
He out-grew himself!
He has now become an unique Antique.
By fitting in the jig-saw puzzle,
Perfectly by being plastic, in being formless,
Playing to the tune of creators game,
Well played! Lester!
You remain a Legendry Puzzle,
To us in an our riddle of Life,
Everliving in the hearth of our heart!

Shakku
(Dr. N. SHAKUNTALA MANAY)
July 27, 2014
Mr.Jipp was a wonderful mentor and bridge for my eighth grade language arts students. He helped them learn to appreciate the seasoned wisdom and compassion of senior citizens and he made every visit to Wesley Glen a treasured one. -- (Worthingway MS)
July 25, 2014
Hold on to all of your good memories. They will help to comfort you.
July 25, 2014
I had the wonderful pleasure of sharing breakfast with Lester on July 5 when I visited Ian and Hye in Chicago. What a wonderful man! He made sure I knew there were things I could do to impact my community. I am praying for comfort to the family on the loss of their loved one.
July 25, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
July 25, 2014
A great father-in-law, a wonderful teacher, and a terrific grandfather.
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