DUBLIN, Ohio — Joseph A. Lipsky died on March 29, 2017, at Friendship Village of Dublin.
He was born in Glen Lyon on March 31, 1930, son of Bruno J. and Aniela Lipski. He graduated from Newport Township High School, Wanamie, in 1947, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 1951, served his country in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as first lieutenant in 1956.
He then earned his Master of Science (1959) and Ph.D. (1961) degrees from The Ohio State University; he served on the faculty of The Ohio State University Department of Physiology, College of Medicine from 1961 to 1999, retiring as professor emeritus.
He was an active member of the Penn State University Alumni Association, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, OSURA, and the Fellowship Group of Maple Grove United Methodist Church.
On June 12, 1957, he married Betty Sue Carter, of Roswell, N.M., who preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2009.
He is survived by two children, Michael J. Lipsky, of Columbus, Ohio, and Ann-Marie (Peter) Sharpe, of Wixom, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Megan and Sarah. The family will receive friends 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, Ohio. A few words will be spoken at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at Union Cemetery.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43214; or to the Kobacker House Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.