Stephanie Joan Friedman

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Stephanie Joan Friedman, 84, passed away peacefully on the evening of Oct. 31, 2017, after a chronic struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Dementia.
She attended The Ferry Hall Academy through high school and went onto Washington University for undergraduate studies. She married Rabbi Bernard Lipnick and had three sons, David, Daniel and Jesse. Later in life, she completed her formal education with a Master's in Social Work from St. Louis University.
She had a successful career, first as an advertising executive with Chromally American Corporation and then, she established a social work corporation to help nursing home residents in the St. Louis area. She achieved these professional milestones while being a single mother raising three sons. She self-managed her financial portfolio and remained financially independent throughout her life and at one point, considered providing investment services as a profession. She was a master weaver and professionally made garments for religious and secular use.
She was a trailblazer in her interests and hobbies and had the ability to inspire others with her enthusiasm. She loved to fly her airplane and was a member of the 99ers Female Pilot Association. She loved playing tennis and figure skating. She was a lifelong musician and loved playing the piano, singing and listening to music. She loved the game of Bridge and she played until the week of her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lilly Mae Friedman and her son, Daniel Adam Lipnick.
She is survived by her children, David (Rebecca) Lipnick and Jesse (Corinne) Lipnick and grandchildren Joshua, Chaim and Hadassah Lipnick. She is also survived by her sister, Carole Goldfarb and her brother, Dr. William (Hillary) Friedman. She cared for her family above all and made an active effort to be a part of our lives. In addition, she loved her friends and spent the last years of her life in The Village to be around them.
The funeral service will take place at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, with interment to follow at the B'nai Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Yummie Oberstein Music Education Fund at Congregation B'nai Israel. Please visit her memorial page at
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Published in Chiefland Citizen on Nov. 9, 2017
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