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Lipton, Samuel H. Of Las Vegas, NV, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2013, due to a stroke after suffering a broken hip. He had been a resident in an assisted living facility because of Alzheimer's disease. Sam, the son of Isaac and Ida Lipton, was born at home on February 6, 1921, in Burlington, Wisconsin and grew up loving the woods, birds and wildflowers on his nearby uncle's farm. He became an accomplished pianist and enjoyed fishing, photography, and school. In 1938, he graduated as valedictorian of his Burlington High School class, and continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received a perfect grade point and numerous scholastic honors including Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated on June 1, 1942, an honor student with a BS in Chemistry, and then entered graduate school. On February 4, 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After completing a meteorology course and additional schooling he was commissioned and assigned to Air Corps Intelligence. In May of 1944 he was in England with the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Sp. Upon discharge he returned to UW-Madison where he served as a teaching assistant and earned his MS and PhD in biochemistry. He then held research positions in various places including Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee and the Enzyme Institute at UW-Madison and in 1966 took employment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Experimental Center in Beltsville, Maryland. Sam conducted extensive research in his field and authored many papers, which appeared in various chemical journals. He was an active member of the American Chemical Society, and often presented his papers at Society meetings. He retired at age 65. Sam then moved to Nevada where he enjoyed camping and hiking in the nearby mountains. Perhaps he is best remembered for his love of family, and the respect with which he honored his immigrant parents for their hard work and caring ways. As they aged he was always there to take them on trips and help them in times of illness. He was a just and humble person and will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Benjamin and Paul, and his sister and brother-in-law Ethel and Henry Mayer and brother-in-law Laurence Weinstein. He is survived by loving sisters Frances Weinstein of Madison, WI; Esther (Kenneth) Lange of Baraboo, WI; and Ruth (Harold) Stein of Mequon, WI. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 18 (TODAY) at 11:30 AM, at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI. GOODMAN-BENSMAN Whitefish Bay Funeral Home 4750 N. Santa Monica 414-964-3111 www.goodmanbensman.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 18, 2013
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